‘Love, Simon’ Star Nick Robinson Falls for a Stripper in ‘Krystal’ Trailer (Exclusive)
“I have an announcement. I’m in love!”
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT – Nick Robinson is going from butterflies in his stomach and first kisses in Love, Simon to a very different kind of crush: In Krystal, he plays 18-year-old Taylor Ogburn, a sheltered Southern boy who falls for an “ex-hooker-stripper-junkie-alcoholic” with a heart of gold (played by Rosario Dawson). In order to woo her, Taylor starts attending AA meetings — despite never having had a sip of alcohol in his life.
ET has the exclusive trailer for the R-rated comedy, which includes madcap wheelchair escapes, brunch brawls and sage advice from none other than Kathy Bates. Krystal was directed by William H. Macy and co-stars Bates, Felicity Huffman, Tip “T.I.” Harris and The Flash‘s Grant Gustin. “Chicks like her don’t fall for guys like you. You’re a good guy. Chicks marry good guys. They fall in love with bad boys,” Gustin’s big bro advises Taylor, to which he replies, “I can be bad.”
Krystal is Macy’s third feature film, written by Will Aldis and produced by Dan Keston and Rachel Winter (who is Oscar-nominated for Dallas Buyers Club). The movie opens in theaters on April 13.
Nick visited BUILD Series to promote Love, Simon. Photos of the event will be added soon! Check out the video of the cast discussing Love, Simon below.
Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year-old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Directed by Greg Berlanti and based on Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, “Love, Simon” is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love. Watch Berlanti and the cast as they discuss the film.
Director Greg Berlanti, actors Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, and music producer Jack Antonoff sit down and discuss their movie Love, Simon, the story of a closeted gay teen who falls for an anonymous online classmate.
JUST JARED – 20th Century Fox’s new film Love, Simon embodies the idea that everyone deserves a great first love story.
We’re excited to announce a fun new contest in conjunction with the film!
To enter, make an original short film on the theme of “everyone deserves a great love story” and share it via Instagram using #FirstLoveStoryContest. You’ll have a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles for a day on set with director Greg Berlanti, learning first-hand about directing and filmmaking! The winning film will also appear on the Love, Simon home entertainment release! Watch the video below for the full details.
A second trailer for Love, Simon has been released! Love, Simon is set to be in theaters from March 16.
Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Based on Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, LOVE, SIMON is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love.
In Theaters March 16, 2018
EW – This is a big deal. Next March, 20th Century Fox will release a big screen, John Hughes-esque romantic dramedy about teenager in love. The twist? He’s gay.
Love, Simon, based on Becky Albertalli’s 2015 YA novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and directed by Greg Berlanti (Riverdale, The Flash), follows Simon (Jurassic World‘s Nick Robinson), a teenager who starts an email romance with another closeted classmate (the title is a play on how he ends his correspondences).
From the same studio and producers of The Fault in Our Stars, Simon has all the markings of a classic, mainstream teen coming-of-age flick: football games, drunken parties, school carnivals. But the romantic leads are two guys. It’s funny, sweet, sad and, ultimately, ground-breaking.
“There’s this one section of the film where Simon imagines this one boy and imagines them kissing underneath the mistletoe at Christmas,” says Berlanti. “In every other major studio film, it’s always the guy and the girl. And there was something so powerful about it being just a guy imagining himself with this other guy in a film again that was going to be marketed and sold as a mainstream romantic comedy.”
EW has your first look at images from the film featuring Simon’s friends, including Spider-Man Homecoming‘s Jorge Lendeborg Jr., X-Men: Apocalypse‘s Alexandra Shipp, and 13 Reasons Why‘s Katherine Langford.
And his family, including his parents played by Jennifer Garner (Miracles from Heaven) and Josh Duhamel (Transformers: The Last Knight).
One of the major sequences of the film is a Halloween party. In honor of the holiday, EW also has an exclusive clip of the characters in costume, which you can see above.
A poster for Love, Simon (originally Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda) has been released! The film is set to hit theaters March 16, 2018 (USA).
Everyone deserves a great love story. But for Simon it’s complicated: no-one knows he’s gay and he doesn’t know who the anonymous classmate is that he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, scary and life-changing.
Talking love at first sight, crushes, Tinder, social media and their new movie “Everything Everything” with the adorable Nick Robinson and Amandla Stenberg. For more interview like this, please subscribe to my channel. And don’t forget to watch my behind the scenes interview vlogs here on my channel.
On Wednesday, May 17, advance screenings of Everything, Everything (which officially hits theaters on Friday, May 19) will take place in major cities across the United States, and VIBE has the hook-up for you. We’re giving five (5) lucky VIBE readers in Los Angeles and five (5) lucky VIBE readers in New York City the chance to experience this unique adventure in life and love with a friend!
The NYC screening is going down at the Empire 25 Theater (34 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036) at 7:00 pm EST. As for the Los Angeles screening, winners will see the film at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Theater (4020 Marlton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90008) at 7:00 pm EST.
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