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Amy Adams Will Join the Cast of Upcoming Dear Evan Hansen Film

Adams joins the previously announced Ben Platt, Kaitlyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, Colton Ryan, and Nik Dodani.

Amy Adams
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It has been announced that Amy Adams has joined the cast of the upcoming film version of the Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen. Adams will take on the role of Cynthia Murphy.

She joins a cast that's expected to include original Tony-winning star Ben Platt in the title role, as well as Kaitlyn Dever as Zoe, Amandla Stenberg as Alana, Nik Dodani as Jared, and Colton Ryan as Connor.

Steven Levenson will pen the script from his original stage version, with Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) directing. Music and lyrics are by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Platt's father, producer Marc Platt, and Adam Siegel will produce through Marc Platt Productions. Pasek and Paul are executive-producing.

With a Tony-winning score by Pasek and Paul, and a Tony-winning book by Levenson, Dear Evan Hansen is described as follows: "A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in."

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