Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to Dear Evan Hansen. Wonder director, Stephen Chbosky, is set to direct with original playwright Steven Levenson penning the script. Marc Platt and Adam Siegel are set to produce the adaptation with lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who wrote the music for the show, also serving as executive producers. However, the best news is Ben Platt, who originated the titular role, is in early talks to reprise the character.
Dear Evan Hansen earned nine Tony nominations, winning six including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Actor for Platt. The musical tells the story of a young man with social anxiety disorder who so yearns to make a connection with his peers that he fabricates a relationship with a deceased student to become closer to the boy’s family. When a classmate commits suicide, shy Evan Hansen finds himself at the center of the tragedy and turmoil.
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