Dear Evan Hansen release date | Trailer, cast, plot
2021 is shaping up to be a huge year for musicals – with the remake of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and the film adaptation of Lin Manuel Miranda’s Broadway In the Heights debut already firmly marked in our calendars.
And another upcoming movie to get excited about is Dear Evan Hansen, which is based on the Tony Award-winning theater show of the same name and features songs from the people behind two of the biggest musicals of recent years: La La Land. and The Greatest Showman.
The musical has already been a huge hit on Broadway and the West End, and the entire cast has come together to bring it to the big screen – with original stage star Ben Platt alongside Hollywood heavyweights such as Julianne Moore and Amy Adams.
Read on for everything you need to know about the film, including the release date, what it is, and a preview of the first trailer.
Dear Evan Hansen release date
Although originally scheduled for September 2021, it was announced in May that the film would now make its theatrical debut on Friday, October 22, 2021.
Dear Evan Hansen trailer
You can get a first look at the movie by taking a look at the Dear Evan Hansen trailer below, which includes the track You Will Be Found.
Dear Evan Hansen casting
The lead role of Evan Hansen is played by the same actor who created the stage role, Ben Platt – whose previous screen credits include Benji Applebaum in the Pitch Perfect film series and the lead role of Payton Hobart in the Netflix series The Politician.
Platt is not the only member of the original cast who appears in the film – the role of Connor, the student whose death acts as a catalyst for the events of the film, will be played by Colton Ryan, who was the stunt double at Broadway. .
The cast also includes Julianne Moore as Evan’s mother Heidi, while Connor’s family members are played by Amy Adams (The Woman in the Window), Danny Pino (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit). ) and Kaitlyn Denver (Booksmart).
Supporting stars include Amandla Stenberg (The Eddy) as Alana Beck, Nik Dodani (Atypical) as Jared Kleinman, Liz Kate as Gemma and Isaac Cole Powell as Rhys.
There’s also an awesome talent behind the camera: The Perks of Being a Wallflower Director Stephen Chbosky directs, while original musical writer Steven Levenson wrote the screenplay.
Grammy-winning songs – all of which also featured in the musical – include You Will Be Found, Waving Through a Window, For Forever, and Words Fail, and were all written by Benj Pasek’s songwriting team. , winner of an Oscar, a Grammy and a Tony And Justin Paul.
Dear Evan Hansen intrigue
The film tells the story of titular Evan Hansen, who struggles with social anxiety disorder in high school.
During the movie, he takes advantage of a classmate’s suicide to get closer to the classmate’s family, pretending he was good friends with their son.
He even goes so far as to create fake emails and letters that he claims were sent to him by the deceased student while he was still alive, and he soon inadvertently finds himself at the forefront of a viral video.
According to Universal Studios, the film tells the story of an “anxious and isolated high school student, eager to understand and belong in the midst of the chaos and cruelty of the age of social media.”
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