According to Deadline Colton Ryan and Nik Dodani have joined the cast of Universal Pictures’ film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen.The film is based on the original stage musical with music and lyrics by Academy Award-winning duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Ryan is set to play Connor, the trouble high school senior who is the major catalyst for the musical's plot and Dodani will be playing Jared, Evan's family friend.
The film features a script by Steven Levenson and direction by Stephen Chbosky. Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will produce for their Universal-based Marc Platt Productions. Universal’s Senior Vice President of Production Sara Scott and Director of Development Lexi Barta will oversee production on behalf of the studio.
Colton Ryan is currently in the cast of Girl From the North Country and has been seen on Broadway in Dear Evan Hansen and Off-Broadway in Alice By Heart, Girl From the North Country and also in the Apple+ TV show Little Voice. Nik Dodani has been seen in the Netflix original series Atypical and Trinkets.