Universal Pictures has released the official Dear Evan Hansen trailer for their forthcoming film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, featuring Ben Platt as he reprises his Tony-winning titular role. The film, which is scheduled to arrive in theaters on September 24, will center around an isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age. The video also features a snippet of Platt’s film version of “You Will Be Found,” which was the closing song in Act 1 of the stage musical.
The film’s current September release date will see Dear Evan Hansen going up against two high-profile films in the form of Sony’s long-delayed sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark.
Dear Evan Hansen will again be led by original star Ben Platt as he reprises the titular role from breathtaking, generation-defining Broadway phenomenon. The musical won multiple Tony Awards in 2017, including Best Musical as well as Best Actor and Best Actress for performances of Platt and Rachel Bay Jones.
Joining Platt are six-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams as Cynthia Murphy, Oscar winner Julianne Moore as Heidi Hansen, Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart) as Zoe Murphy, Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give) as Alana Beck, Colton Ryan (Little Voice) as Connor Murphy, Nik Dodani (Atypical) as Jared Kleinman, DeMarius Copes (Broadway’s Mean Girls) as Oliver and Danny Pino (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) as Larry Murphy.
The film will feature Grammy-winning songs, including the iconic anthem “You Will Be Found,” “Waving Through a Window,” “For Forever” and “Words Fail.” Stenberg is also partnering with Pasek and Paul to compose a new original song for the film.
The Dear Evan Hansen movie is directed by Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) from a script adapted 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 & Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman). Producers are Marc Platt (La La Land) and Adam Siegel (Drive) through Marc Platt Productions with Michael Bederman, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul set as executive producers.
Check out the Dear Evan Hansen trailer in the player below!