Danny Pino has landed a Dear role…
The 46-year-old Cuban American actor has joined the ensemble cast of Universal’s film adaptation of the Broadway hit musical Dear Evan Hansen, joining Ben Platt, Kaitlyn Dever, Amy Adams and Amandla Stenberg.
The story follows Hansen, a high school student with social anxiety. He unintentionally gets caught up in a lie after the family of a classmate who committed suicide mistakes one of Hansen’s letters for their son’s suicide note.
Pino will play the stepfather to the classmate that commits suicide.
Steven Levenson, who wrote the book for the stage musical, wrote the script, and Benj Pasek and Justin Paul wrote the music and penned the original lyrics for the musical and film.
Stephen Chbosky will direct.
Pino is best known as the cartel boss Miguel on FX’s series Mayans M.C.
His other credits include Cold Case, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Across the Hall and The Burning Plain.