and his now-iconic blue and white striped polo are ready for the big screen.
The film adaptation of Broadway's "Dear Evan Hansen
," directed by Stephen Chbosky, gave audiences their first look on Tuesday with the release of a new trailer
. The film follows Evan Hansen (played by Platt), a tormented teen who achieves viral
fame in the aftermath of a classmate's death
, though a troubling secret threatens to shatter his newfound popularity.
Platt, reprising his Tony-winning Broadway role, leads a cast that includes Amy Adams, Kaitlyn Dever, and Julianne Moore in the upcoming film "Dear Evan Hansen," which will be released this fall and will feature music
by Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
On Tuesday, however, much of the attention was focused on Platt's hair
, which appears to have been, uh, upgraded for the film.
— Crystal Bell (@crystalbell) May 18, 2021
The DEAR EVAN HANSEN trailer is giving me GREASE vibes pic.twitter.com/HwubOgtosw— Madeline Ducharme (@MaddyDucharme) May 18, 2021
The dear evan hansen production team looked at Ben Platt's hair from Pitch Perfect and said, "yes, that again, but worse"— Dr. Elizabeth Dillamond (@wyattframe) May 18, 2021
I actually think it's beautiful that they recycled Meryl's August: Osage County wig for Ben's Dear Evan Hansen wig..............sustainability win!!— Will Kellogg (@Will_Kellogg) May 18, 2021
Numerous comparisons to Jesse Eisenberg and Michael Cera were made in the cut.
Platt sported a noticeably shorter 'do in the 2016 Broadway production of "Dear Evan Hansen."
Platt's star has risen in recent years, thanks to his performance in Netflix
's "The Politician," for which he received a Golden Globe nomination, and the release of his debut pop album, "Sing to Me Instead."
Last week, the actor discussed the "dystopian" experience of shooting
the film in Atlanta
during the COVID-19 pandemic
“The whole process was strange because I never saw my director’s face from here down,” he told James Corden
, covering his mouth as if with a face mask
. “I wasn’t allowed to touch anyone except for my four co-stars. Fortunately, Evan Hansen, as you know, is a very lonely, isolated guy. So at least it kind of fed into that. If I was making a [comedy
], I don’t know how I would’ve fared.”
Watch the trailer for "Dear Evan Hansen" below.