Today is going to be a great day, and here's why: Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen is getting turned into a movie!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures has acquired film rights for the hit musical. Stephen Chbosky, who directed the 2017 film Wonder, is in talks to direct with Marc Platt and Adam Siegel as producers. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who wrote the music and lyrics for the musical, will also serve as executive producers, and Dear Evan Hansen's playwright, Steven Levenson, will write the script. And they're not the only ones returning for the film! Variety reports that Ben Platt, who originated the title role, is in early talks to play Evan Hansen again.
Dear Evan Hansen gained critical acclaim when it first premiered on Broadway in December 2016. In addition to tackling themes like depression, anxiety, and loneliness, the musical also won six Tony Awards, including best musical. While there's currently no release date for the film, you can check out the musical on Broadway right now!