Biopic TICK, TICK… BOOM Casts Andrew Garfield As Lead


Lin Miranda will make his directorial debut with tick, tick… BOOM! a biopic based loosely on the life of playwright Jonathan Larson with Andrew Garfield set to star.

Garfield will play Jon, an aspiring theater 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.

Larson died tragically the night before Rent‘s first Off-Broadway preview performance before the show became a sensation. Larson posthumously won three Tony Awards for Rent, a show that enjoyed a dozen year run to become the 11th longest-running show in Broadway history.