‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Trailer: Ben Platt Brings The Award Winning Broadway Musical To Life On The Big Screen

Ben Platt is only 27 years old and yet that’s still enough time for his career to come full circle. It was his Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning performance in Dear Evan Hansen that made him a modern-day Broadway legend, leading to roles on the big screen. And now his biggest film yet arrives this fall and it’s, of course, an adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen, which we now have a trailer for.

Although he’s probably aged-out of the title role, Platt returns as the title character, a high schooler with social anxiety disorder who uses the death of a classmate to gain the attention from others he had always sought.

The film is written by Steven Levenson, who wrote the book version of the acclaimed stageplay. Chbosky knows a thing or two about emotionally-wrought teen dramas, having directed the adaptation of his novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower. La La Land and The Greatest Showman duo Benj Pasek & Justin Paul provide the music and lyrics.

Also starring Kaitlyn Dever, Julianne Moore, Amy Adams, Danny Pino, Colton Ryan, and Amandla Stenberg, Dear Evan Hansen opens September 24th.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.