Get ready to discover THE RIGHT WAY…. TO BREAK IN A GLOVE!! We've been TAP, TAP, TAPPIN' to more news on the upcoming film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen. It has just been revealed that the movie version of Pasek and Paul's Tony and Grammy winning groundbreaking hit will also co-star Law and Order SVU favorite Danny Pino.
For the film, Pino will be playing a reconceived version of the father "Larry Murphy" (originated on stage by Michael Parks). For this new film, he will now be written as Stepfather to BOTH "Connor Murphy" and "Zoe Murphy". No word has been said if "Larry" will still be used or this new stepfather will be a whole new character name.
Pino will join the previously announced lineup consisting of….
Oscar nominee Amy Adams as "Cynthia Murphy" (the role originated on stage by Jennifer Laura Thompson),
Acclaimed actor and comedian Nik Dodani as "Jared Kleinman" (the role originated on stage by Will Roland),
Veteran DEAR EVAN HANSEN Broadway cast member Colton Ryan as "Connor Murphy" (the role originated by Mike Faist),
Acclaimed Actress and Singer Amandla Stenberg as "Alana Beck" (the role originated by Kristolyn Lloyd),
Golden Globe nominee Kaitlyn Dever as "Zoe Murphy" (the role originated on stage by Laura Dreyfuss).
Rumors are STILL speculated that DEAR EVAN HANSEN's original star Ben Platt will reprise his Tony Award winning performance as the title character.
The film adaptation of DEAR EVAN HANSEN will be released from Universal Pictures, produced by Marc Platt and Adam Siegel, and directed by Stephen Chbosky. It will feature the beloved songs from the musical plus some new ones as well by Pasek and Paul.
The stage version of DEAR EVAN HANSEN is expecting to be one of the many shows to return when Live Theater is back. It's expecting to continue to play at Broadway's Music Box Theatre, in London's West End at the Noel Coward Theatre, and on tour across America.
Thoughts on the updates for the films?
Who is excited?!!!
BroadwayWorld reported earlier today that Amy Adams has joined the cast of the upcoming 'Dear Evan Hansen' film. Now, Deadline reports that actor Danny Pino has also signed on to the project.
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