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Dear Evan Hansen is Becoming A Movie

Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss

Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss

Matthew Murphy

Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss

Matthew Murphy

Matthew Murphy

Ben Platt and Laura Dreyfuss

Raquel Perry, Reporter

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Tony award-winning Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen is set to become a feature film. Universal has acquired film rights to the musical with Marc Platt, who won a Tony for producing the Broadway hit,  producing the movie alongside Adam Siegel. The songs will be written by Benj Pasek, executively produced by Steven Levenson, and directed by Stephen Chbosky, (who directed “Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “Wonder”).

The musical, starring Ben Platt, officially opened on Broadway on December 4th, 2016. It tells the story of a high schooler who deals with social anxiety, so he deliberately fabricates a lie in order to gain popularity and bring him closer to the family of a classmate who dies by suicide. The musical has been an instant hit among young theatergoers everywhere, as it deals with fairly relateable issues such as mental health, the digital age,  and social status. It is grossing $159.5 million to date and is currently on a national touring production.

Ben Platt is reportedly in talks about appearing in the movie as the main character, Evan Hansen, but it hasn’t been validated. No start date has been released yet for the film, but we can look forward to another film adaption from Universal: Tom Hooper’s Cats which hits theaters next December.

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