Universal Pictures has released the subtitled trailer for “Dear Evan Hansen”, an adaptation of the popular Broadway musical.
The feature film will be released in national theaters on October 28.
Ben Platt, who played Evan Hansen in the original play, takes over the character in the film version. Recall that the star received the Tony Award for his performance in the musical.
Nik Dodani will play Jared, friend of Evan’s artist family, while Amandla Stenberg will play Alana, Evan’s classmate who hides a deep loneliness. Stenberg will also perform an original song from the film. Julianne Moore will play the mother of the main protagonist.
Kaitlyn Dever will bring Zoe, the love interest of the goofy protagonist of the same name, to life. Colton Ryan will play 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 caught up in his own lie when he decides to claim he had a close relationship with a classmate who had committed suicide.
The play won six Tony Awards in 2017, including Best Musical.
Stephen Chbosky (“The Benefits of Being a Wallflower”) signs the direction of the project. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are in charge of the soundtrack.
Steve Levenson, who wrote the musical comedy book, is responsible for the screenplay. Marc Platt (“La La Land: Singing Seasons”) and Adam Siegel will produce the film.
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