THE trailer for Ben Platt’s musical Dear Evan Hansen has dropped and fans are already in tears over its emotional scenes.
Directed by Stephen Chbosky, the film is an adaptation of the 2015 stage musical of the same name by Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
The trailer for Dear Evan Hansen dropped on TuesdayCredit: YouTube
It centres on the character Evan Hansen (played by Ben Platt), who is a high school student with social anxiety disorder, and has a therapeutic self-intended letter stolen by classmate Connor Murphy, who later dies by suicide, their family mistakes it for being sent to Evan by their son.
Evan decides to put himself into the boy’s past as much as possible, by throwing himself into a number of inspiring and confrontational plotlines.
It sees him get caught up in a complicated lie, as he pretends to have been one of Connor’s close friends in order to fabricate a relationship with the Murphy family.
In the trailer launched yesterday, May 18, Ben returns as the leading role after the film was pushed back serval times due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The film is based on the successful Broadway and West End musicalCredit: YouTube
During the three minutes long trailer, it shows Evan meeting Connor as he signs his arm cast attached to his broken arm and introduces himself to Evan.
It’s the pairs first meeting but days later Connor takes his own life and Evan is called into the principal’s office to meet Connor’s parents who have come to see him as their son’s last words were a letter to Evan.
Emotional scenes in the trailer show a stunned Evan reading his new friend’s last words before he commences his lies.
Musical fans have already flocked to Twitter to share their excitement over the film.
Fans were left in tears after watching the teaser clipCredit: YouTube
The film will drop on September 24
One keen social media user tweeted: “I’m so excited about the Dear Evan Hansen film!!! #DearEvanHansen,” followed by a love heart emoji.
A second wrote: “Sooo I’ve watched the #DearEvanHansen trailer about 5x today and every time it makes me,” followed by the crying emoji.
“You can absolutely bet that I’ve just sat here in tears while I watched this trailer. Time to listen to the obc recording and cry some more Loudly crying face #DearEvanHansen,” said another.
Another commented: “OMG CAN’T WAIT FOR THE @DearEvanHansen MOVIE.”
Dear Evan Hansen will be released on September 24, 2021.