Oscar winner Julianne Moore and Broadway original cast Mean Girls actor DeMarius Copes have joined Universal’s feature musical Dear Evan Hansen. Copes will be making his feature debut playing Oliver, one of Zoe Murphy’s friends. Zoe is played by previously announced actress Kaitlyn Dever.
Copes joins a growing ensemble cast for the feature adaptation of the six-time Tony winning Broadway musical including Ben Platt, Amy Adams, Amandla Stenberg, Danny Pino, Nik Dodani and Colton Ryan. Stephen Chbosky (Wonder) will direct.
The story follows Evan Hansen, a high schooler with social anxiety. He unintentionally gets caught up in a lie after the family of a classmate who died by suicide mistakes one of Hansen’s letters for their son’s suicide note.