Watch Andrew Garfield transform into Rent’s Jonathan Larson

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How do you measure such a Netflix trailer?

On Monday, October 4th, 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 Rent-Schöpfer’s autobiographical musical Jonathan Larson, the film follows the young theater composer trying to achieve his dreams in New York City before he turns 30.

“I’m 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’ll 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 takes place and nothing changes?” she asked in the trailer. “Then what, Jonathan?”

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