The very first trailer for the movie adaptation of the Broadway production, Dear Evan Hansen has dropped and we are already obsessed.
Starring the phenomenal Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt - who you’ll recognise from Pitch Perfect and Netflix's The Politician - who reprises his role as the anxious, isolated high schooler Evan Hansen who writes letters to himself.
The movie follows the aftermath of a high school student Connor who dies by suicide holding one of Evan's letters, which Connor's parents believe was a suicide note addressed to Evan. Evan is then caught up in a lie pretending to have been Connor's friend and growing close with his family as their grieve.
The new movie is directed by Stephen Chbosky - who is known for his work on The Perks of Being A Wallflower and Wonder - the screenplay is written by the original show’s Tony winner Steven Levenson.
The flick also incorporates songs from the show - including You Will Be Found, Waving Through a Window, For Forever and Words Fail - created by the award-winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul whose previous works include La La Land and The Greatest Showman.
Dear Evan Hansen also stars Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart), Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give), Colton Ryan (Apple TV+’s Little Voice), Nik Dodani (Netflix’s Atypical), DeMarius Copes (Broadway’s Mean Girls) and Danny Pino (NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit).
Based on the emotional first trailer we cannot wait to watch the movie in full!
Dear Evan Hansen is set to hit cinemas on September 23.
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- Lifeline: 0800 543 354 (available 24/7)
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