Bradley Whitford joins Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tick, tick…Growth!
In keeping with Selection, Emmy Award-winning actor Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) has been tapped to star reverse Oscar nominee Andrew Garfield in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s upcoming function directorial debut tick, tick…BOOM! for Netflix. He’s set to painting the function of Stephen Sondheim who’s described as a Broadway kingpin. Along with Whitford, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Judith Mild (Clear) and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry (The Scottsboro Boys) have additionally been solid for the roles of Rosa Stevens and Roger, respectively.
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Primarily based on Jonathan Larson’s (Hire) autobiographical Off-Broadway present of the identical identify, Garfield will play Jon within the musical. Jon, Jon, an aspiring theater composer who waits tables in New York Metropolis whereas writing Superbia, which he hopes would be the nice American musical that can lastly give him his massive profession break. The younger man is feeling stress from his girlfriend Susan, who’s bored with persevering with to place her life on maintain for Jon’s profession aspiration. In the meantime, Jon’s finest good friend and roommate Michael has given up on his artistic dream and has taken a excessive paying promoting job on Madison Avenue and is getting ready to maneuver out. As Jon approaches his 30th birthday, he’s overcome with anxiousness, questioning if his personal unattainable dream is price the fee.
The movie will star Oscar nominee Andrew Garfield (The Social Community, Hacksaw Ridge), Vanessa Hudgens (Excessive College Musical, Sucker Punch), Alexandra Shipp (Love, Simon), and Tony nominee Robin de Jesus (The Boys within the Band).
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Think about Leisure’s Brian Grazer and Ron Howard will produce alongside Julie Oh and Miranda. Steven Levenson (Expensive Evan Hanson, Fosse/Verdon) is adapting the screenplay. Julie Larson, Levenson, and Celia Costas will function government producers.
Larson posthumously received three Tony Awards for Hire, a present that loved a dozen-year run to turn out to be the 11th longest-running present in Broadway historical past. When Miranda received his Pulitzer for Hamilton, he and Larson grew to become two of solely 9 creators of stage musicals who received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
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