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Dear Evan Hansen (2021, D: Chbosky) S: Platt, Adams, Moore, Dever, Stenberg

The movie adaptation of Tony-winning Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen will hit theaters on September 24, Universal Pictures said Friday.

Ben Platt is reprising his Tony-winning title role alongside Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, Colton Ryan, Nik Dodani, DeMarius Copes and Danny Pino. The story follows Evan Hansen (Platt), a high schooler with social anxiety who unintentionally gets caught up in a lie after the family of a classmate who died by suicide mistakes one of Hansen’s letters for their son’s suicide note.

Stephen Chbosky directed the pic from a script by Steven Levenson, who wrote the book for the stage musical, with music and lyrics by La La Land Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will produce for their Universal-based Marc Platt Productions. Michael Bederman, Levenson, Pasek and Paul and the executive producers.
https://deadline.com/2021/01/dear-ev...re-1234683675/

I’m surprised Decker didn’t already make a thread about this!
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Re: Dear Evan Hansen (2021, D: Chbosky) S: Platt, Adams, Moore, Dever, Stenberg

I had no idea! You're telling me.

But yeah, I am excited for this. As dex is aware, I saw the Broadway show a couple of days after it won many Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Actor in a Musical and Best Featured Actress in a Musical. It's dark but funny and was truly one of the best shows I have ever seen.

Glad they are making this while Platt is still young(ish) enough to still play the title character.
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Re: Dear Evan Hansen (2021, D: Chbosky) S: Platt, Adams, Moore, Dever, Stenberg



I love the show and am excited to see this happen, but I got this thread confused with the Merrily We Roll Along movie Platt is acting in over the course of several years.
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Re: Dear Evan Hansen (2021, D: Chbosky) S: Platt, Adams, Moore, Dever, Stenberg

I do love the idea of Katelyn Dever as Zoe. Checking online it looks like Julianne Moore will play Evan's mother while Amy Adams plays Zoe's mother. Didn't know Moore could sing, but her character's song is the first one in the show so I guess she can. She's never sung on camera before has she?

If I am being totally on-point for me, I guess I should mention that IF Platt wins the Oscar for this, he will complete the EGOT, and would be (I believe) the first to do so with one single part, thanks to the stupid recent rule change that awards an Emmy to an entire Broadway cast for performing a song on a morning show like GMA or The Today Show.

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Re: Dear Evan Hansen (2021, D: Chbosky) S: Platt, Adams, Moore, Dever, Stenberg

Moore learned to sing for a movie called Bel Canto. They dubbed her though. https://www.playbill.com/article/how...r-latest-movie
https://ew.com/movies/2018/09/14/jul...anto/?amp=true
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Re: Dear Evan Hansen (2021, D: Chbosky) S: Platt, Adams, Moore, Dever, Stenberg

Super fun - I saw the tour twice when it came to town. Looking forward to more musicals on screen!
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Re: Dear Evan Hansen (2021, D: Chbosky) S: Platt, Adams, Moore, Dever, Stenberg

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I do love the idea of Katelyn Dever as Zoe. Checking online it looks like Julianne Moore will play Evan's mother while Amy Adams plays Zoe's mother. Didn't know Moore could sing, but her character's song is the first one in the show so I guess she can. She's never sung on camera before has she?

If I am being totally on-point for me, I guess I should mention that IF Platt wins the Oscar for this, he will complete the EGOT, and would be (I believe) the first to do so with one single part, thanks to the stupid recent rule change that awards an Emmy to an entire Broadway cast for performing a song on a morning show like GMA or The Today Show.
Iíve watched the clip of the cast performing You Will Be Found on one of the morning shows more times than Iíd care to admit, but yeah, thatís a lame dilution of the rule.
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Re: Dear Evan Hansen (2021, D: Chbosky) S: Platt, Adams, Moore, Dever, Stenberg

I would rather see the recording of the Broadway show, like they did with Hamilton. I'm still looking forward to this though.
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Re: Dear Evan Hansen (2021, D: Chbosky) S: Platt, Adams, Moore, Dever, Stenberg

The breathtaking, generation-defining Broadway phenomenon becomes a soaring cinematic event as Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt reprises his role as an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Wonder), the film is written for the screen by the show’s Tony winner Steven Levenson with music and lyrics by the show’s Oscarģ, Grammy and Tony-winning songwriting team of Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman).

Featuring Grammy winning songs, including the iconic anthem “You Will Be Found,” “Waving Through a Window,” “For Forever” and “Words Fail,” Dear Evan Hansen stars six-time Oscarģ nominee Amy Adams, Oscarģ winner Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart), Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give), Colton Ryan (Apple TV+’s Little Voice), Nik Dodani (Netflix’s Atypical), DeMarius Copes (Broadway’s Mean Girls) and Danny Pino (NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit).

Dear Evan Hansen is produced by Marc Platt (La La Land, Into the Woods, Mary Poppins Returns) and Adam Siegel (2 Guns, Drive), and is executive produced by Michael Bederman, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Universal Pictures will distribute the film in all territories.
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Re: Dear Evan Hansen (2021, D: Chbosky) S: Platt, Adams, Moore, Dever, Stenberg

Looks great!
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Re: Dear Evan Hansen (2021, D: Chbosky) S: Platt, Adams, Moore, Dever, Stenberg

Looks very good, though Ben Platt - while amazing - looks way too old here to be a high schooler.
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Re: Dear Evan Hansen (2021, D: Chbosky) S: Platt, Adams, Moore, Dever, Stenberg

He did look odd, presumably because of de-ageing tricks.
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Re: Dear Evan Hansen (2021, D: Chbosky) S: Platt, Adams, Moore, Dever, Stenberg

Do you think they're going to de-age him like Samuel L. Jackson? That would be really expensive and I can't imagine it could be done in time for a September release. I assumed it was going to be like Grease where everyone just rolls with 30 year old high school students.

Here's what he looked like next to his cast members on Broadway in 2017




And here he is in the movie
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Re: Dear Evan Hansen (2021, D: Chbosky) S: Platt, Adams, Moore, Dever, Stenberg

He does look too old but I never had a prayer of seeing him do the role on stage so this is the next best thing - I'm here for it.

Looks incredible. It's such a great show. And I'm glad they didn't "hide" that it's a musical, which bugs the shit out of me in movie musical trailers.
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Re: Dear Evan Hansen (2021, D: Chbosky) S: Platt, Adams, Moore, Dever, Stenberg

Yep, I can suspend disbelief to see actors in their original roles: Jeremy Jordan in Newsies, most of the principals in RENT, etc.

I dunno about Platt. I was thinking more about makeup effects, but donít really know the costs and benefits of various methods.
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Re: Dear Evan Hansen (2021, D: Chbosky) S: Platt, Adams, Moore, Dever, Stenberg

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Looks incredible. It's such a great show. And I'm glad they didn't "hide" that it's a musical, which bugs the shit out of me in movie musical trailers.
I'm trying to think of examples where that was the case. Only one I can think of was Sweeny Todd.
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Re: Dear Evan Hansen (2021, D: Chbosky) S: Platt, Adams, Moore, Dever, Stenberg

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Yep, I can suspend disbelief to see actors in their original roles: Jeremy Jordan in Newsies, most of the principals in RENT, etc.

I dunno about Platt. I was thinking more about makeup effects, but donít really know the costs and benefits of various methods.
He looks like he's The Graduate in the trailer.
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Re: Dear Evan Hansen (2021, D: Chbosky) S: Platt, Adams, Moore, Dever, Stenberg

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I'm trying to think of examples where that was the case. Only one I can think of was Sweeny Todd.
https://youtu.be/acHBq_oZm-8
Into The Woods?
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Re: Dear Evan Hansen (2021, D: Chbosky) S: Platt, Adams, Moore, Dever, Stenberg

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Into The Woods?
Nope that trailer is almost non-stop singing.

What a forgettable movie though.
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Re: Dear Evan Hansen (2021, D: Chbosky) S: Platt, Adams, Moore, Dever, Stenberg

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Nope that trailer is almost non-stop singing.
Not the teaser though:
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The Greatest Showman didn't necessarily look like a full musical.
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Everybody's Talking About Jamie is a great show with performance numbers shown in the trailer but not the characters actually singing:
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The West Side Story teaser doesn't have any singing - it could be a non-singing version based on this.
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Hairspray has performance numbers but not really characters actually singing.

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I'm just saying it was nice to see the characters in this trailer straight up sing so there is no question.

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Re: Dear Evan Hansen (2021, D: Chbosky) S: Platt, Adams, Moore, Dever, Stenberg

Funny that I forgot that the trailer for West Side Story (2021) didn't show singing since I watched it several times.

I've never even heard of Everybody's Talking About Jamie.
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I've never even heard of Everybody's Talking About Jamie.
It's a fun show - the opening song is a real banger.

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I havenít heard of the Jamie one either.

I think the trailers for the Disney remakes try to hide the singing.
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So, I guess not everybody is talking about Jamie.
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Re: Dear Evan Hansen (2021, D: Chbosky) S: Platt, Adams, Moore, Dever, Stenberg

Originally Posted by Decker
Looks very good, though Ben Platt - while amazing - looks way too old here to be a high schooler.
Originally Posted by davidh777
He did look odd, presumably because of de-ageing tricks.
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