Amandla Stenberg has joined the star cast of Universal Picture’s ‘Dear Evan Hansen’. It is the adaptation of the musical play with the same name. The music and lyrics credit goes to the Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Amandla Stenberg will play the role of Alana in the film.
Alana is a high-school student who likes to appear cheerful and as a social diva from the outside. However, the appearance is a camouflage to hide her inner loneliness and sadness from the world. She is deeply impacted with the death of a classmate and starts a movement for the same.
The original play had comparatively a smaller role for Amandla Stenberg’s character. However, her role in the movie is expanded by the makers. She is also composing an original song for the film along with Pasek and Paul. Stephen Chbosky is directing the film while author Steven Levenson is the scriptwriter.
Steven is also the author of the book on which the play was recreated. Marc Platt and Adam Seigel are the producers of the film. Amandla Stenberg gave a breakthrough performance in ‘The Hate U Give’. She was also seen in ‘The Eddy’, ‘Everything, Everything’ and ‘The Hunger Games’