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    There's Going To Be A "Dear Evan Hansen" Movie, And Here's What We Know About It

    Such a cool cast so far.

    If you're into Broadway, chances are you've come across Dear Evan Hansen before. And, since it won six Tony Awards, it was only a matter of time before a potential movie version was on the table.


    The musical follows the titular character's struggles with social anxiety and his lies in the wake of his classmate, Connor, dying by suicide.

    While we don't know when Universal's movie version will come out, here's everything we know about it so far:

    1. Ben Platt will play Evan Hansen.

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    This makes sense, given that he originated the role. You also might recognize Ben from Pitch Perfect and The Politician.

    2. Julianne Moore will play Heidi Hansen, Evan's mom.

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    Julianne's been in a ton of movies, including Boogie Nights and The Big Lebowski.

    3. Amy Adams will play Cynthia Murphy, Connor's mom.

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    This isn't Amy's first foray into movie musicals — remember Enchanted?

    4. Kaitlyn Dever is in talks to play Zoe Murphy, Evan's love interest.

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    Kaitlyn also starred in Booksmart and Netflix's Unbelievable.

    5. Amandla Stenberg will play Alana Beck.

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    According to Variety, the role will be expanded from the Broadway version and will feature a brand-new song.

    6. Nik Dodani, Colton Ryan, and Danny Pino will all have roles.

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    Colton will play Connor Murphy and Nik will play Jared Kleinman. Danny will play a role unique to the movie — Connor's stepfather.

    7. The key team behind the script, music, and lyrics is the same as the Broadway musical.

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    If Alana's expanded role is anything to go by, we might be seeing some new songs for the movie.

    8. Stephen Chbosky will direct the movie.

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    His name might look familiar if you're a fan of The Perks of Being a Wallflower — Stephen wrote the book and wrote and directed the movie version.

    We'll keep you posted when we know more info!

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