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Ben Platt Lands First Film Lead Post ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

Following his Tony award-winning performance in the Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen, Ben Platt has found his next feature film, signing on to star in Black Label Media’s Love & Oatmeal.

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Camp X-Ray director Peter Sattler is helming the project with Steve Waverly penning the script. Black Label Media’s Molly Smith, Rachel Smith, Thad Luckinbill, and Trent Luckinbill are producing along with Trina Wyatt, while BLM’s Jon Schumacher will executive produce.

The story centers on Scott, a twenty-something aspiring writer who, in the wake of his father’s sudden death, sees his dream of moving to Paris put in jeopardy when he is forced to temporarily take in his wildly unpredictable, mentally ill sister. They are eyeing a start of production early summer.

Click here for the full article published on Variety.com by Justin Kroll on March 1, 2018.