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Ready to Love Ben Platt Again in ‘The People We Hate’

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Twitter-dunking on Ben Platt may be trending at the moment, thanks to the divisive film adaptation of “Dear Evan Hansen,” but we’re still on his team and rooting for the talented actor’s upcoming work, even if we’ll be very old when Richard Linklater finishes his shoot-across-the-years “Merrily We Roll Along” in 2040. Sooner on the horizon is Amazon’s “The People That We Hate at the Wedding.” Production is underway in London for the ensemble comedy featuring Platt, Allison Janney and Kristen Bell. Bell and Platt play siblings at a wedding they don’t want to be at alongside Janney, their mother. Claire Scanlon directs the adaptation of Grant Ginder’s novel, where dirty laundry is aired and comedy ensues. And there’s a supporting cast that includes Cynthia Addai-Robinson (“Power”), Karan Soni (“Not Okay”), Dustin Milligan (“Schitt’s Creek”), Tony Goldwyn (“King Richard”), Isaach De Bankolé (“Black Panther”) and Jorma Taccone (“Popstar”). We hate weddings, too, but we’ll accept this invite.

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