BREAKING NEWS: With the Tony and Grammy winning Dear Evan Hansen being translated from stage to screen, its giving an opportunity for Pasek and Paul and bookwriter Steven Levenson to expand more of the story and now incorporating some newly created characters.
We are so excited that Mean Girls, Hamilton, and Newsies favorite DeMarius Copes will be joining the DEAR EVAN HANSEN film playing High School student "Oliver", one of the BFF's to the character of "Zoe Murphy".
Copes will join the previously announced….
Tony Award winner Ben Platt reprising his acclaimed Broadway performance as the title role,
Golden Globe nominee Kaitlyn Dever as "Zoe Murphy",
Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe winner Julianne Moore as "Heidi Hansen",
Oscar nominee Amy Adams as "Cynthia Murphy",
Danny Pino as "Larry " who will now be translated as the stepfather of "The Murphy Family",
DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway veteran cast member Colton Ryan reprising the role of "Connor Murphy" (a part he previously understudied),
Acclaimed Actress and Singer Amandla Stenberg as "Alana Beck",
Acclaimed actor and comedian Nik Dodani as "Jared Kleinman".
Production for the film has officially begun out in Atlanta, Georgia.
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?!!!
Deadline reports that DeMarius Copes has joined the cast of the upcoming 'Dear Evan Hansen' film.
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