A Dear Evan Hansen film is in the works, with Ben Platt and Kaitlyn Dever in talks to star as Evan and Zoe, according to published reports.
Platt earned a Tony for his performance in the Broadway musical’s title role and Dever appeared in the film Booksmart. Platt’s father, producer Marc Platt, and Adam Siegel will produce through Marc Platt Productions with Pasek and Paul executive producing.
It will have words and music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and be directed by Michael Greif, with choreography by Danny Mefford, design by David Korins, projection design by Peter Nigrini, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg and hair design by David Brian Brown. Music supervision, orchestrations and additional arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire. Ben Cohn is the associate music supervisor. Vocal arrangements and additional arrangements are by Paul.
With a Tony-winning score by Pasek and Paul, and a Tony-winning book by Levenson, Dear Evan Hansen is described as, “A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.”