We’ve all heard of books being adapted into movies and shows. There’s the Harry Potter series, The Fault in Our Stars, 13 Reasons Why, and many more. But apart from books, some movies also draw inspiration from theater plays. Just think Sound of Music, Annie, Hairspray, and Into the Woods — these are all original plays that were made into movies!
While it is rather rare to see play-to-movie adaptations, we still love to see them because the movies are different from the plays (and vice versa), and both versions are often amazing. So imagine our excitement when we heard that the Tony Award-winning Broadway show, Dear Evan Hansen is going to be made into a movie! (Read: 4 Reasons to Watch ‘Hamilton’ on Disney Plus)
The film comes out on September 24, and after seeing the trailer, we simply couldn’t contain the excitement. Here is a list of everything we’re looking forward to in the film:
#1: The Star-Studded Cast of Dear Evan Hansen
In the movie version, Ben Platt reprises his role as Evan Hansen. The protagonist of the 2016 Broadway cast will star alongside six-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams, Oscar winner Julianne Moore, Colton Ryan, Danny Pino, and Amandla Stenberg, among others. With actors of this caliber, we’re surely in for an amazing time!
#2: The Original Soundtrack From the Broadway Show
The music for the entire Broadway show was written by the songwriting duo, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul— the pair who also wrote the award-winning songs for La La Land and The Greatest Showman.
The Grammy-winning songs of Dear Evan Hansen will once again be featured for the film adaptation, and a few new songs written by the duo as well! (Read: How BTS Inspired This Author to Write Best-Selling Fanfics)
#3: The Powerhouse Team Behind Dear Evan Hansen the Movie
For Dear Evan Hansen the movie, we’re practically looking at experiencing the same heartwarming feeling we did when we watched the Broadway show for the first time. That is because the show’s Tony Award-winning writer, Steven Levenson, has written the entire script for the film! According to reports, there will also be new scenes for the film that weren’t in the original Broadway production.
What’s more is that Dear Evan Hansen is directed by novelist, director, and screenwriter Stephen Chbosky, who previously directed the 2017 film Wonder and 2012 film Perks of Being A Wallflower, which was based on his 1999 novel of the same name.