According to Deadline, ‘Dear Evan Hansen’, the 2017 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, is heading to the big screen. Composers and lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul sold the rights to Universal Pictures.
Stephen Chbosky, the director of last year’s film ‘Wonder’, has been asked to direct the movie. According to Variety, original ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ star Ben Platt is in early talks for the lead role.
Steven Levenson, the man who wrote the book for the Broadway musical, is penning the script, while Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will serve as executive producers. Marc Platt and Adam Siegel are producing the adaptation.
‘Dear Evan Hansen’ won 6 out of 9 nominations in the 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Original Score for Pasek and Paul, Best Book for Levenson, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Platt.
Further details have yet to be announced.