Andrew Garfield To Play Lead In 'Tick, Tick...BOOM!' (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Actor Andrew Garfield will headline Lin-Manuel Miranda's feature directorial debut "tick, tick?BOOM!". The project, an adaptation of playwright Jonathan Larson's autobiographical Off Broadway show of the same name, hails from Netflix. The script is being adapted by Steven Levenson, who will also serve as executive producer with Julie Larson on the film, reported Deadline.
Garfield, 36, will play Jon, an aspiring theatre composer who waits tables in New York City while writing Superbia, which he hopes will be the great American musical that will finally give him his big career break.
"The young man is feeling pressure from his girlfriend Susan, who is tired of continuing to put her life on hold for Jon's career aspiration. Meanwhile, Jon's best friend and roommate Michael has given up on his creative dream and has taken a high paying advertising job on Madison Avenue and is preparing to move out. As Jon approaches his 30th birthday, he is overcome with anxiety, wondering if his own impossible dream is worth the cost," the official logline read.
Miranda will also produce the film alongside Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Julie Oh.