Universal Pictures has revealed the final trailer for Stephen Chbosky’s forthcoming film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, featuring some new footage of Ben Platt as he reprises his Tony-winning titular role. The film recently had its world premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival and is currently slated to arrive in theaters on September 24.
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Dear Evan Hansen centers around an isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age. Joining Platt are Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, Colton Ryan, Nik Dodani, DeMarius Copes, and Danny Pino. 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 original Broadway 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.
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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).
It is produced by 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 final trailer in the player below.