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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ is coming to the Big Screen

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Dear Evan Hansen is heading to the big screen!

The film adaptation of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical follows Evan Hansen, a high school senior with Social Anxiety disorder and his journey of self-discovery and acceptance after a fellow classmate commits suicide.

“What the audience found in this show and appreciated was a sense of authenticity. I think it’s about empowering people and letting them know that there is help, and that there are people that are there to listen. And as cheesy as that sounds, it’s true,” said playwright Steven Levenson back in July. “We had no idea that the show would start the conversations that it started … and we’re not experts. We quickly learned from the experts what to say and where to guide people and how to get people to the right places if they needed help.”

 Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect) originated the title role and is rumored to be starring in the adaptaion.

Platt’s dad, Marc Platt, and Adam Siegel are producing the adaptation, while Dear Evan Hansen playwright Steven Levenson is writing the script. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who wrote the music for the show, will serve as executive producers. Stephen Chbosky (Wonder) will direct the adaptation.

 source: CBS

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