A film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen is in the works at Universal. It now looks like Kaitlyn Dever is now in talks to star in the film, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The film is going to be directed by Stephen Chbosky while Steven Levenson, the author of Dear Evan Hansen, will adapt the screenplay. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who wrote the music for the Broadway musical, will executive produce along with Levenson.
Marc Platt and Adam Siegel are producing the film through Marc Platt Productions.
Dever's acting credits include the new comedy Booksmart as well as starring in the award-winning Netflix series Unbelievable.