Andrew Garfield gets into the shoes of Jonathan Larson, author of “Rent”, one of the most iconic musicals in history, with the direction of pulitzer and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton”, “In the neighborhood”) in “Tik Tik… Boom!”. Both the film and “Rent” follow the story of Jon, an aspiring theatrical composer who, while working in a New York restaurant in the nineties, writes what he hopes will be the next great American musical. As time sets in, Jon will ask himself the question that all of us who live while trying to pursue a dream ask ourselves: What am I supposed to do with the little time I have left?
Andrew Garfield as Jonathan Larson, author of “Rent” on “Tik, Tik… Boom!”
Along with Garfield, Oscar nominee and Tony winner – and who is expected to see him return to Marvel in the upcoming film “Spider-Man No Way Home” – make up the film a cast of figures composed of: Alexandra Shipp, Tony nominee Robin de Jesus, Tony nominee Joshua Henry, Emmy nominee Mj Rodriguez, Emmy winner Bradley Whitford, Tariq Trotter (aka Black Thought of the Roots), Emmy and Tony winner Judith Light, and Vanessa Hudgens.
With the screenplay by Tony winner Steven Levenson and produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard for Imagine Entertainment, Julie Oh and Lin-Manuel Miranda; “Tik Tik… Boom!” opens in theaters and on Netflix on November 19.
For his part, Lin-Manuel Miranda has other projects, two of them with Disney since he musicalizes the animated film “Encanto”, focused on a story in Colombia, and in the live action of “La Sirenita”.
“Rent” in its latest Argentine version | Photo: Courtesy of Soy Prensa
“Rent” was re-released this 2021 in Argentina, starring Cande Molfese, Franco Friguglietti, Federico Coates, Mariel Percossi, Lula Rosenthal, Pato Witis, Manu Victoria, and Pato Arellano. And it had Flor Otero and Germán “Tripa” Tripel as godmother and godfather of the show. It should be noted that both artists and couple met when they starred in this work in 2008.
“Music has always crossed us in every way, we met doing a musical, we like to sing and make music. Every day there is music in our lives,” they said in a recent interview with Filo.News.
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