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Lin-Manuel Miranda is making through Netflix a movie adaption of the autobiographical Off-Broadway show by and about Jonathan Larson, and now is it official that actor Andrew Garfield is joining the cast.

Jonathan Larson was the writer behind the musical, and he also wrote Rent another musical, which won a Pulitzer, but unfortunately, did he die before that it became a sensation.

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Steve Levenson, from Dear Evan Hansen’s fame, is the screenwriter and is adapting the original stage show. Meanwhile, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is known from Mary Poppins Returns (2018) is set as the director and is also producing together with Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Julie Oh of Imagine Entertainment. Julie Larson and writer Levenson are the executive producers.

It’s rumored that Garfield is playing the main character, Jon, which is essentially is Jonathan Larson.

Variety.com describes the eventual plot:

“Tick, Tick … Boom!” is set in 1990 and tells the story of an aspiring theater composer who is waiting tables in New York City while writing “Superbia,” which he hopes will be the next great American musical and finally give him his big break. As he approaches his 30th birthday, he is overcome with anxiety, wondering if his dream is worth the cost,” writes Variety’s Dave Mcnary.

Garfield has gained big buzz through his Oscar nomination for his role in Hacksaw Ridge (2016)  and his Tony-win with Angels in America.

Sources: Variety.com & Deadline.com 

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