Dear Evan Hansen is on its way to the screen – here’s all you need to know.
With a score written by Dogfight and The Greatest Showman songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a book by Steven Levenson, Dear Evan Hansen has proved a huge hit on Broadway.
Now its set for a film adaption which is currently scheduled for release in cinemas on 11 October in the UK and 24 September 2021 in the US.
Dear Evan Hansen movie cast
Evan Hansen – Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, The Politician) is expected to reprise his titular role from the stage show
Heidi Hansen – Julianne Moore (Woman in the Window) will play Evan’s mother.
Zoe Murphy – Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart, Unbelievable) is set to star alongside Ben as Zoe.
Alana Beck – Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give, Everything, Everything) will take on a newly expanded role of Alana.
Jared Kleinman – Nik Dodani (Atypical, Escape Room) will play Evan’s friend Jared.
Olivier – DeMarius Copes (Mean Girls on Broadway) will play a new role in the film as Zoe’s friend.
Josh – Gerald Caesar (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) will play another new role in the film, a student called Josh.
Connor Murphy – Colton Ryan (Little Voice) will play Connor having understudied the role in the original Broadway cast
Cynthia Murphy – Amy Adams (Enchanted, Vice) is to star as Cynthia, Connor’s mother.
Larry Murphy – Danny Pino (Mayans) will play a newly adapted role in the film as the step-father of Connor.
They’ll be joined by DeMarius Copes and Gerald Caesar in new roles for the film.
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.
The musical’s original book writer Steven Levenson is to pen the screenplay and Pasek & Paul will return to work on the music. Stephen Chbosky is directing.
Alongside the film, Dear Evan Hansen currently has productions on both the West End an Broadway.