First Trailer for Musical 'Dear Evan Hansen' Movie Starring Ben Platt
"A lot of people feel like us." Universal has revealed the first official trailer for the feature film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen, a Tony-award winning musical that was a major success on Broadway, after first premiering in 2015. The story follows an anxious, isolated high school senior aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the "social media age" following the suicide of a fellow classmate. Ben Platt returns from the original stage musical to star as Evan Hansen, with a magnificent ensemble cast including Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, Nik Dodani, Danny Pino, Colton Ryan, and DeMarius Copes. Featuring all the Grammy winning songs: the iconic anthem "You Will Be Found," "Waving Through a Window," "For Forever," and "Words Fail." This was a HUGE hit on Broadway when it was playing, and this movie looks quite good. Telling an important story through song.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Marc Platt's Dear Evan Hansen, from Universal's YouTube:
The breathtaking, generation-defining Broadway musical phenomenon becomes a soaring cinematic event as Tony, Grammy & Emmy Award winner Ben Platt reprises his role as an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age. A high school senior with Social Anxiety disorder and his journey of self-discovery and acceptance following the suicide of a fellow classmate. Dear Evan Hansen is directed by American filmmaker Stephen Chbosky, director of the films The Four Corners of Nowhere, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Wonder previously. The screenplay is by Steven Levenson, featuring music & lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul; based on the stage musical by Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul. Produced by Marc Platt and Adam Siegel. Universal will release Dear Evan Hansen in theaters worldwide starting on September 24th, 2021 this fall. Look good?