Based on the late Jonathan Larson‘s autobiographical stage musical, Tick, Tick…BOOM! (Netflix, late ’21) is the first feature directed by Hamilton and In The Heights creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

I realize that right now may not be the best time to promote a new Miranda musical given what’s just happened to In The Heights, but the world turns and the show must go on.

Set in the early ’90s, Tick, Tick…BOOM! stars Andrew Garfield as a character based on Larson, a 20something composer and playwright grappling with doubt and uncertainty and whether or not he has the makings of a successful Stephen Sondheim-like composer. Larson finally hit it big when a workshop version of Rent opened off-Broadway in ’93. The Broadway version opened in ’96; the film version opened in ’05.

Pic also stars Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesus, Joshua Henry, MJ Rodriguez, Bradley Whitford, Tariq Trotter, Judith Light and Vanessa Hudgens. Produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Julie Oh and Miranda, pic is written by Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen).