Dear Evan Hansen Movie

The award-winning Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen is coming to the big screen. The musical, which features songs by La La Land and The Greatest Showman team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, has been running on Broadway since 2016, and took home Best Musical, Best Score, Best Actor in a Musical, and Best Featured Actress in a Musical at the 71st Tony Awards. Stephen Chbosky, director of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and the recent Wonder, is in early negotiations to direct.

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dr. seuss biopic

Dr. Seuss, AKA Theodor Geisel, will be the subject of a new biopic from The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Wonder director Stephen Chbosky. The film, called Seuss, will follow Geisel in his early days, before he became the children’s author still renowned to this day. It will also chronicle his relationship with his wife Helen. More on the Dr. Seuss biopic below.

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Prince Charming director

The Perks of Being a Wallflower writer-director Stephen Chbosky will pen and helm Disney’s upcoming Prince Charming, a live-action reimagining of the Prince Charming trope made popular in Disney flicks like CinderellaSnow White and the Seven Dwarves and even Enchanted. Prince Charming will be the latest in a string of live-action Disney works that dip into their vault of classic animated tales and reimagine them for a whole new audience. More details about the Prince Charming director await you below.

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New ‘Wonder’ Trailer Is Here To Make You Cry

Wonder trailer

Every now and then, you might need to go see a good tear-jerker. Wonder is here to help you out with that. Adapted from R.J. Palacio‘s novel, the film follows a young boy with facial differences who attends public school for the first time after years of homeschooling. The family drama marks the directorial return of The Perks of Being a Wallflower writer and helmer Stephen Chbosky. Grab a box of tissues for your copious tears and watch the Wonder trailer below.

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Wonder trailer

Stephen Chbosky is returning to hallways and homework with his sophomore effort as a filmmaker, Wonder. The Perks of Being a Wallflower author and director showed a real love and understanding of his young protagonists with his first feature. I’m hoping he does the same for the young leads in his next film, which is a bit of an ensemble story with August “Auggie” Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) at the center of it. Like Perks of Being a Wallflower, maybe Chbosky’s next movie will pull at the heart strings without much difficulty.

Below, check out the new Wonder trailer.

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wonder trailer

Five years after making his directorial debut, the author and director of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” Stephen Chbosky, has his sophomore effort coming out. His new movie is an adaptation of R.J. Palacio‘s New York Times bestseller, Wonder, and stars Jacob Tremblay (Room), Julia Roberts, and Owen Wilson. Although Chbosky didn’t adapt the material himself, the trailer shows off his warmth as a storyteller.

Below, watch the Wonder trailer.

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Belle's new backstory

Yesterday brought us our first real good look at Bill Condon‘s live-action remake of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. A batch of new photos showed off Gaston, Lefou, Maurice, Cogsworth, Lumiere, Plumette, and Mrs. Potts, in addition to a recreation of one of the animated film’s most famous sequences featuring Belle (Emma Watson) and the Beast (Dan Stevens). How faithful Condon’s film is to the 25-year-old animated musical we’ll have to wait and see, but one welcome change has been made to Belle’s backstory.

Below, learn Belle’s new backstory.

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Beauty and the Beast writer

Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast is getting a polish from a guy who should know a thing or two about bookish, attractive outsiders. Stephen Chbosky, the author/screenwriter/director behind YA classic The Perks of Being a Wallflower, has just come aboard to rewrite the live-action adaptation. Bill Condon is directing.

Interestingly, the hire pits Chbosky against his own Perks star Emma Watson, who’s attached to lead the competing Beauty project at Warner Bros. Unless she jumps ship for Chbosky, that is. Hit the jump for more about the new Beauty and the Beast writer.

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With just days to go until Oscar nominations are announced, the Writers Guild of America has unveiled its list of nominees for their top screenplay awards. As expected, many of these are films that have picked up plenty of accolades already. It’ll surprise no one to see that Zero Dark ThirtyMoonrise Kingdom, and Lincoln are among the contenders. But they’ve made room for some more offbeat choices as well, including LooperPerks of Being a Wallflower, and The Master. (Jason Reitman should be pleased.) Hit the jump to see the list.

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There was a moment where it looked like Emma Watson might not do much acting at all after the Harry Potter series ended, but she quickly shot a small part in My Week With Marilyn (now in post-production) and then took a role in the film adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, opposite Logan Lerman. That film is shooting now, and the young Mr. Lerman has sent out a few sneaky first looks at the film via Twitter. That’s a cropped look at one of them, above, and you can see a more full image after the break, along with a couple other images of the cast. Read More »