Universal has released the first trailer for their upcoming film Dear Evan Hansen. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is finally coming to the big screen under the directorship of Stephen Chbosky. Ben Platt reprises his role from the original musical created by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Dear Evan Hansen follows Evan Hansen (Platt) as an anxious and isolated high school student who writes letters to himself. Evan’s classmate Connor Murphy gets a hold of one of his letters and dies by suicide with the note in his pocket, leading Connor’s parents to believe it was a suicide note addressed to Evan. This ultimately becomes a complicated lie for Evan as he is forced to pretend to be Connor’s friend and fabricates a relationship with the Murphy family.
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The film is written for the screen by the show’s Tony winner Steven Levenson with music and lyrics by the show’s Oscar, Grammy and Tony-winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Dear Evan Hansen also stars Kaitlyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Colton Ryan, Nik Dodani, DeMarius Copes and Danny Pino.
Dear Evan Hansen is produced by Marc Platt and is executive produced by Michael Bederman, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The film will release in theatres on September 24.