Stenberg will sing a new original song composed for the film.
Amandla Stenberg has joined Universal Pictures' feature adaptation of Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen.
The Hate U Give star will play Alana, a high school senior whose cheery facade and social-media savvy mask a deeper loneliness and isolation, and whose response to the death of a classmate ignites a movement.
The role has been reconceived and expanded for the film, with Stenberg singing a new original song composed for the film. She is writing the song in collaboration with Pasek and Paul.