It was confirmed today that Julianne Moore will play Heidi Hansen in the upcoming musical film, Dear Evan Hansen. This announcement completes the main casting for the film.
It was announced last week that Amy Adams and Danny Pino were both confirmed to appear in the roles of Cynthia Murphy and Larry, who in the film is Cynthia’s husband and stepfather to Zoe and Connor.
Moore, Pino and Adams join 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, “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.”