‘Love, Simon’ Trailer: Teen Drama Looks at the Difficulties of Coming Out

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Take a look at the first trailer released for Love, Simon, an upcoming coming-of-age drama starring Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel.

Robinson plays Simon Spier, a 17-year-old high schooler struggling with the notion of informing his family and friends that he’s gay. Garner and Duhamel play his parents.

This adaptation of clinical psychologist/author Becky Albertalli’s novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda looks quite promising, balancing deeply important themes with a welcome sense of humour and, most importantly, heart. Hopefully.

Love, Simon marks the second feature as director for Greg Berlanti, who many may know as from his television work, which include producing Dawson’s Creek and The CW’s Arrowverse. The script comes from Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger, whose credits include TV outings This is Us and About a Boy.

The film, which also stars Aussie 13 Reasons Why actress Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendeborg, Miles Heizer, Keiynan Lonsdale, Logan Miller, and Tony Hale, will open in the US on March 16, 2018.

Official synopsis for Love, Simon:

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 (Dawson’s Creek, Brothers & Sisters), written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), 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.

Image Credit: Ben Rothstein / Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation