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!
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Nick and Amandla Stenberg sat down with Popsugar for an interview about their new movie Everything, Everything!
“If you’ve been searching for a movie to fill the void The Fault in Our Stars left in your heart, look no further than Everything, Everything. Based on Nicola Yoon’s bestselling novel, the story centers around The Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg as a young teenager named Maddy who is anything but normal. Diagnosed with a severe immune deficiency as a baby, she has never left her house . . . until a handsome boy (Nick Robinson) moves in next door and changes her whole outlook on life, adventure, and love. With a killer soundtrack, two incredible leading actors, and one bitter twist, the adaptation (out May 19) is sure to become your latest obsession. POPSUGAR had a chance to talk with the film’s stars and they discussed their instant connection, how they compare to their characters, and what everything, everything is to them.”
“It isn’t long until Warner Bros.’ #youngadult tearjerker Everything, Everything hits theaters, but that didn’t stop them from releasing both a brand new trailer and a poster to get us excited.
Based on the novel by Nicola Yoon, the film is directed by Stella Meghie and stars #HungerGames actress Amandla Stenberg and #JurassicWorld’s Nick Robinson. Stenberg portrays 18-year-old Maddie Whittier, who has severe combined immunodeficiency — and as a result is unable to leave her home. However, that all changes when she meets her new neighbor Olly Bright.”
I cannot wait to see this movie! I loved the book, the trailer looks amazing and both Nick and Amandla are perfect for the roles!