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Amandla Stenberg cast in Dear Evan Hansen movie adaptation

Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg has been cast in the upcoming Dear Evan Hansen movie.

She will play Alana Beck in the film with the role expanded from the original stage production.

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Stenberg (The Hate U Give, Everything, Everything) will also be co-writing a new song for her character with Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who penned the show's original score.

It was previously reported that Ben Platt was to reprise his part in the titular role which he won a Tony award for originating on Broadway.

Kaitlyn Dever has also been cast in the role of Zoe Murphy.

The musical's original book writer Steven Levenson is to pen the screeplay with Stephen Chbosky directing.

Further casting and a potential release date is to be announced.

Dear Evan Hansen has proved a huge hit ever since it premiered in 2016.

Dear Evan Hansen tells the story of socially awkward teenager Evan. In his last year of high school and with only one person he considers a friend, an assignment from his therapist leads to a misunderstanding that casts him in the centre of a tragedy.

Picture credit: Flickr/Gage Skidmore

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