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Emotional first trailer for Dear Evan Hansen unveiled
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Emotional first trailer for Dear Evan Hansen unveiled

A first trailer for Dear Evan Hansen, the film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, has arrived. Click below to watch it:

Ben Platt stars in the titular role, which he originated on stage. The film's cast also includes Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever, Amy Adams, Danny Pino, Colton Ryan, Amandla Stenberg and Nik Dodani.

The story follows Hansen, a high school student with social anxiety disorder, who decides to take advantage of the suicide of a classmate for his own emotional gain.

He does this by accidentally letting a letter he wrote to himself be taken by the classmate, whose family mistakes it for it having been written to Evan by their son.

Stephen Chbosky, novelist, screenwriter, and film director best known for bestselling coming-of-age novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower, directs.

Steven Levenson, who wrote the Broadway book for the show, has provided the script, while the musical features songs from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who wrote songs for both The Greatest Showman and La La Land.

Dear Evan Hansen will be released into UK cinemas on October 22nd. 

You can check out the show's original Broadway soundtrack here in hmv's online store. 

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