According to Variety, the adaptation of the famous Broadway musical “ Dear Evan Hansen ” has been granted a release date: the film will hit theaters on September 24, 2021.
Ben Platt, who played Evan Hansen in the original play, reprizes the character in the film version. It should be remembered that the star received the Tony Award for her performance in the musical.
Nik Dodani will play Jared, a friend of Evan’s artist family, while Amandla Stenberg will be Alana, Evan’s classmate who hides a deep loneliness. Stenberg will also perform an original song for the feature film. Julianne Moore will play the mother of the titular protagonist.
Kaitlyn Dever will bring Zoe, the love interest of the goofy protagonist of the same name, to life. Colton Ryan will be Connor, one of the story’s main catalysts. Amy Adams will be Connor’s mother, while Danny Pino will be her husband.
The plot follows a young high school student who suffers from social anxiety and finds himself trapped in his own lie when I decide to pretend I had a close relationship with a classmate who had committed suicide.
“Dear Evan Hansen” won six Tony Awards in 2017, including Best Musical.
Stephen Chbosky (“The Benefits of Being Invisible”) signs the direction of the project. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are in charge of the soundtrack.
Steve Levenson, who wrote the book of the musical, is responsible for the screenplay. Marc Platt (“La La Land: Singing Seasons”) and Adam Siegel will produce the film.
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