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Andrew officially cast in ‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’

As reported previously, Andrew was up for a role in Lin Manuel Miranda’s ‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’. Variety now reports that Andrew has been officially cast.

Andrew Garfield will star in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Tick, Tick… Boom!” for Netflix.

Variety first reported in June that Netflix had won the movie rights to “Tick, Tick … Boom!” with “Hamilton” creator Miranda attached to direct and Garfield the top choice to star. His deal was announced on Wednesday.

“Dear Evan Hansen” writer Steven Levenson is adapting the script based on the original stage show by late “Rent” creator Jonathan Larson. Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Julie Oh of Imagine Entertainment are producing along with Miranda. Julie Larson and Levenson are executive producing.

“Tick, Tick … Boom!” is set in 1990 and tells the story of an aspiring theater composer who is waiting tables in New York City while writing “Superbia,” which he hopes will be the next great American musical and finally give him his big break. As he approaches his 30th birthday, he is overcome with anxiety, wondering if his dream is worth the cost.

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Andrew joins RuPaul’s Drag Race BBC

According to Deadline, Andrew is set to join BBC’s remake of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’.

Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield and Chewing Gum star and creator Michaela Coel are to set to sashay away on the BBC’s remake of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

The pair are the latest A-list stars to join the show. They will feature alongside Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, Spice Girls’ Geri Horner and Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall.

The eight-part show, which will air on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer, will also feature British presenters Graham Norton and Alan Carr and Michelle Visage, who has judged eight seasons of the U.S. format and four seasons of the All-Stars spinoff.

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Garfield added, “The creativity is always totally outside the box and it’s one of the many reasons I watch and love this show.”

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Andrew to possibly star in ‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’

According to Variety, Andrew is in talks to play Jon in an upcoming Netflix musical ‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’, though nothing has been finalized yet.

Following a heated bidding war, Netflix has walked away with the rights to “Tick, Tick … Boom!” a musical adaptation to be directed by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Sources say Andrew Garfield is the top choice to star, though no deal is done.

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“Tick, Tick … Boom!” is set in 1990 and tells the story of Jon, an aspiring theater composer who is waiting tables in New York City while writing “Superbia,” which he hopes will be the next great American musical and finally give him his big break.

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If a deal closes for Garfield to star, the role would be very timely for the actor, who is coming off his Tony-winning role in the “Angels in America” revival. Garfield also recently landed the role of Jim Bakker opposite Jessica Chastain in the Fox Searchlight pic “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.”

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Another new project for Andrew

Fresh off the news that Andrew will star in ‘Instrumental’, Variety reports that Andrew is set to star in yet another project.

Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield are on board to star in the Fox Searchlight biopic “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” with “The Big Sick” director Michael Showalter on board to helm.

Based on the documentary “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato from World of Wonder, the film tells the extraordinary and outlandish rise, fall and redemption of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, played by Garfield and Chastain. In the 1970s and ’80s, Tammy Faye and Jim rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and a theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity. Tammy Faye was legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, it wasn’t long before financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and sexual scandal tore their marriage apart and toppled their carefully constructed empire.