A number of cast announcements have been made for the Imagine Entertainment’s upcoming film adaptation of the stage show “Tick, Tick…Boom!” which Netflix recently acquired the worldwide rights for. The cast includes Academy Award Nominee Andrew Garfield(“Hacksaw Ridge”, “The Amazing Spider-Man”), Alexandra Shipp (“Love”, “Dark Phoenix”), three-time Tony nominee Robin de Jesus (“The Boys in the Band”) and Vanessa Hudgens (“The Princess Switch”, “Polar”). The original stage show was created by the late Jonathan Larson who also created “Rent”. Lin-Manuel Miranda (pictured below), who also appeared in the stage show, will direct and star in the adaptation.
Set in 1990, Tick, Tick…Boom! tells the story of Jon, 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. Jon is also feeling pressure from his girlfriend Susan, who is tired of continuing to put her life on hold for Jon’s career aspirations. Meanwhile, his best friend and roommate Michael, has given up on his creative aspirations for a high paying advertising job on Madison Avenue and is about to move out. As Jon approaches his 30th birthday, he is overcome with anxiety – wondering if his dream is worth the cost.