Dear Evan Hansen is a 2021 musical directed by Stephen Chbosky and starring Ben Platt, Julianne Moore and Kaitlyn Dever.
In the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, high school student Evan Hansen becomes entangled in a web of lies when he pretends to be the best friend of a deceased classmate.
Dear Evan Hansen (2021) Movie Info
Genre: Drama, Musical
Original Language: English
Director: Stephen Chbosky
Producer: Marc Platt, Adam Siegel
Writer: Steven Levenson
Release Date (Theaters): Sep 24, 2021 wide
Production Co: Marc Platt Productions, Perfect World Pictures
Current Trailer for Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen – Official Trailer [HD]
Complete Storyline and information about Dear Evan Hansen
Evan Hansen (Ben Platt) is an outsider and suffers from severe anxiety disorders. He finds support from his mother Heidi (Julianne Moore), but as a nurse she is hardly ever at home. As an assignment from his therapist, Evan is supposed to write letters to himself to boost his self-confidence. By an unfortunate coincidence, Evan’s rebellious classmate Connor Murphy (Colton Ryan) gets hold of his letter.
When he takes his own life a short time later, Connor’s parents Cynthia (Amy Adams) and Larry (Danny Pino) find Evan’s letter and believe that their son wrote it to his best friend. They barely knew their son and want to find out more about Connor through Evan.
Overwhelmed by the Murphys’ warmth, Evan pretends to have been Connor’s best friend and in the process gets closer to his grieving sister Zoe (Kaitlyn Dever), for whom he has secretly had feelings for some time. But the lie takes on greater proportions as Evan Hansen launches an online campaign to honor Connor.
Background & Info on Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen is the film adaptation of the musical of the same name by Steven Levenson, Benji Pasek and Justin Paul. This had its world premiere in Washington, D.C. in July 20215 and finally premiered on Broadway in December 2016. At the 71st Tony Awards, the musical won in six categories. Ben Platt won an award for Best Actor in a Musical.
In November 2018, Universal Pictures snagged the film rights to Dear Evan Hansen. Ben Platt and Colton Ryan are reprising the roles they played on Broadway. Likewise, the musical’s composers, Benji Pasek and Justin Paul, are back on board to create a new song for teenage character Alana Beck.
Filming on Dear Evan Hansen took place between August and December 2020 in Atlanta and Los Angeles. The film is scheduled to open in U.S. theaters on September 24, 2021. (MW)