Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen is making its way to the big screen.
Universal Pictures has acquired film rights to the Broadway hit, with Wonder director Stephen Chbosky set to handle filmmaking duties.
We hear that Ben Platt, who originated the role and won a Tony for his performance, is stepping back into his signature blue-striped shirt and arm cast for the movie. Ben’s dad, Marc Platt, and Adam Siegel are producing the adaptation, while Dear Evan Hansen playwright Steven Levenson is penning the script. La La Land and The Greatest Showman lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who wrote the music for the show, will serve as executive producers.
The story follows Hansen, a high schooler with social anxiety. He unintentionally gets caught up in a lie after the family of a classmate who committed suicide mistakes one of Hansen’s letters for their son’s suicide note.
Tony Winning Musical Dear Evan Hansen Getting Big Screen Movie.