Amy Adams

Amy Adams Joins the Cast of the Dear Evan Hansen Movie

It has been announced that Amy Adams will join the cast of the Dear Evan Hansen movie, currently in development. She is slated to play Cynthia Murphy, Connor Murphy’s mother, according to Deadline.

The film star joins the cast including Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give) as Alana Beck, Colton Ryan (Girl From the North Country) as Connor Murphy, Nik Dodani (Atypical) as Jared Kleinman, and Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart) as Zoe Murphy.

Amy Adams is most known for her roles in Vice, American Hustle, The Master, The Fighter, Doubt, and Junebug. She has previously starred in the movie musical Enchanted and played the Baker’s Wife in the 2012 Central Park presentation of Into the Woods.

A release date or production deadline has not yet been announced.

The role of Cynthia Murphy was originally played on Broadway by Jennifer Laura Thompson.

Steven Levenson, who wrote the book for the stage musical, also wrote the script for this upcoming film adaptation. Stephen Chbosky, most well known for directing and writing The Perks of Being a Wallflower as well as writing the screenplay for Rent and Beauty and the Beast, is slated to direct. Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will produce for their Universal-based Marc Platt Productions.

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