Watch Andrew Garfield Transform Into Rent's Jonathan Larson in Tick, Tick...Boom! Trailer

In a new movie trailer for Netflix's Tick, Tick…Boom!, fans received a new look at Andrew Garfield’s portrayal of Jonathan Larson before Rent became one of Broadway’s biggest hits.

By Mike Vulpo Oct 04, 2021 5:20 PMTags
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How do you measure a Netflix trailer like this?

On Monday, Oct. 4, the streaming service released the very first trailer for Lin-Manuel Miranda's upcoming feature film titled Tick, Tick…Boom!

Described as an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Rent creator Jonathan Larson, the movie will follow the young theater composer as he tries to reach his dreams in New York City before turning 30.

"I am 29 years old," Jonathan, played by Andrew Garfield, explained in the trailer. "I work at the Moondance Diner. I have an original rock musical that I've spent the last eight years of my life writing and rewriting and rewriting."

Days before he's due to showcase his work in a make-or-break performance, Jonathan begins to feel the pressure from everyone around him including his girlfriend Susan (Alexandra Shipp). "What if the workshop happens and nothing changes?" she asked in the trailer. "What then Jonathan?"

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At the same time, Jonathan also receives some tough love—and support—from his close friend Michael (Robin de Jesus), who has moved on from his dream to a life of financial security amidst an artistic community being ravaged by the AIDS epidemic.

"You need to ask, are you letting yourself be led by fear, or by love?" Michael asked his close friend. Jonathan replied, "Fear, 100 percent fear."

But perhaps the best advice comes when Michael reminds his close friend to "try writing about what you know." Broadway fans can likely tell you the great things that happen next.

Tick, Tick…Boom hits select theaters on Nov. 12 and begins streaming through Netflix on Nov. 19.

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