A 27-year-old actor plays the lead part in the film Dear Evan Hansen, which will appeal to today’s younger generation when it hits theatres later this month.
While trying to grow up and engage with his friends, Dear Evan Hansen, directed by Stephen Chbosky, battles with Social Anxiety Disorder. The musical drama is based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of the same name.
This year’s Toronto International Film Festival gave some eager potential fans a sneak peek at Dear Evan Hansen, which won’t be in theatres until September 24.
This year’s Opening Night Gala Presentation featured the film’s debut.
Chbosky revealed in an interview with USA TodayToday that they were obliged to work from a distance because of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
Amy Adams will portray Cynthia Murphy, Julianne Moore will portray Heidi Hansen, and Kaitlyn Dever will perform Zoe Murphy and Platt in the lead role as Evans Hansen.
Amandla Stenberg plays Alana Beck, Nik Dodani is Jared Kalwan, Danny Pino plays Larry Mora, Colton Ryan plays Connor Murphy, DeMarius Copes is Oliver, and Liz Kate is Gemma in Dear Evan Hansen.
Issac Cole Powell, Avery Bederman and Gerald Caesar (Josh) will play supporting roles, while Tommy Kane, Marvin Leon, and Hadiya Eshé will play supporting roles.
Like in the trailer for Dear Evan Hansen (via YouTube), Platt’s high school senior Evan Hansen (played by Platt) writes a letter to himself that he never intended to share with anybody else.
It turns out one of his classmates got his hands on it, which led to his death. These events lead Hansen on a self-discovery journey and provide him with the opportunity to be welcomed by his classmates. However, after the world premiere of Dear Evan Hansen in Toronto, Twitter users voiced their disapproval of the film.
“Without a doubt, the worst musical I’ve ever seen. But, at the same time, he was overwrought and emotionless. When it comes to trauma and mental illness, it’s borderline offensive. It’s as if they’ve spun a trauma wheel a hundred times and then added every choice to the list of possibilities. Everyone should go to jail,” Delossantos stated.
“But how am I expected to relate to 27-year-old Ben Platt in his high school role when I’m not even in high school? See how he appears. He looks more like he placed sixth in an unintentional Fred Armisen lookalike contest “another watcher was added.