Musical haters just continue to lose weight this year, and music lovers have another movie to get excited about. The next Lin-Manuel Miranda the project has been unveiled on the day of the release of the long awaited and famous music film In the heights. Adapted from the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the creator of Rent, coming cross, cross … BOOM !, with Tony Award winner Andrew Garfield. Miranda, a Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award winner, known for composing soundtracks for musicals such as Hamilton and Moana, will debut as a feature film in the upcoming film.
Garfield plays Jon, a young theater composer who makes his money on waiting tables at a dining room in New York City in 1990. As time continues to fly by, he feels the pressure to create the next big American musical. Larson greatly achieved his goal with the creation of the Broadway hit Rent, before his sudden death in 1996.
Tick, tick, BOOM! also plays Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse), Robin de Jesus (Camp), Joshua Henry, MJ Rodriguez (Pose), Bradley Whitford, Tariq Trotter, Judith Light and High School Musical‘s Vanessa Hudgens. Steven Levenson joins as a writer on cross, cross, BOOM! along with Larson. Levenson is also currently working on the film adaptation of the musical Dear Evan Hansen, with Ben Platt in the lead role later in the year.
Tick, tick, BOOM! joins a multitude of Broadway musical film being released this year including the previously mentioned In the heights and Dear Evan Hansen. The latest film adaptation of West Side Story is on its way, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Ansel Elgort. Amazon Prime Video downloaded the movie Everyone’s talking about Jamie, set to hit the streamer in September. Emmy winner Peter Dinklage and Haley Bennett star in the MGM movie musical adaptation of Edmond Rostands Cyrano de Bergerac, Joe Wright will continue as director.
Tick, tick, BOOM! premieres on Netflix this fall.