You're not ready! Netflix has released the official trailer of the upcoming adaptation of Jason Robert Brown, Dan Elish, and Robert Horn's 2008 Broadway musical 13. The movie is set to release on the streamer August 12, under the direction of Tamra Davis. Watch the trailer above, which features a snippet of the movie's title track.
13 stars Eli Golden as the soon-to-be-bar mitzvahed Evan Goldman, alongside the ensemble teen cast including Gabriella Uhl, JD McCrary, Frankie McNellis, Lindsey Blackwell, Jonathan Lengel, Broadway The Lion King alum Ramon Reed, Nolen Dubuc, Luke Islam, Shechinah Mpumlwana, Kayleigh Cerezo, Willow Moss, Liam Wignall, and Khiyla Aynne. Debra Messing, Rhea Perlman, Josh Peck, and Peter Hermann star in newly-added roles for the film, playing the adults
The composer—who contributed original music to the movie's score—shared the trailer with his Twitter followers. Brown wrote, "Started writing 13 in 2003. Nineteen years later, here's the first trailer for our movie on @Netflix!"
I started writing "13" in 2003. Nineteen years later, here's the first trailer for our movie on @Netflix!https://t.co/KYCfsKG6AN— Jason Robert Brown (@MrJasonRBrown) July 13, 2022
The film's soundtrack will release on the same day as the film and will include at least three new songs written expressly for the screen version.
The musical, featuring a book by Elish and Tootsie Tony winner Horn, premiered in Los Angeles in 2007, going on to bow on Broadway the following year. The production marked the first—and to date, only—musical to feature a cast and band comprising entirely teenagers. Among the company were a young Graham Phillips, Allie Trimm, and Ariana Grande.
The release is the latest in Netflix's growing catalog of stage-to-screen projects, joining screen adaptations of The Prom and tick, tick...BOOM!, and the upcoming Emma Thompson-led Matilda. The streamer is also currently developing a movie version of the Off-Broadway musical The Legend of Georgia McBride and a limited series based on the long-running Broadway musical A Chorus Line.