Jurassic World star will be in new gay teen movie Love, Simon

Nick Robinson will play Simon Spier in the new coming-of-age flick.

Becky Albertalli’s 2015 novel Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda is getting a big screen adaptation from Greg Berlanti, the producer behind hit shows Arrow, Riverdale and Flash.

The movie will be retitled Love, Simon for its 2018 release.

“Everyone deserves a great love story. But for 17-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,” a synopsis reads.

Jurassic World star Nick Robinson will play Simon, while Tony Hale will play his teacher Mr. Worth.

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Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel will play his parents, with 13 Reasons Why’s Miles Heizer and Katherine Langford also set to star.

Logan Miller (The Walking Dead), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Flash actor Keiynan Lonsdale will also appear.

For Keiynan Lonsdale in particular – who came out as bisexual in May – this project holds a special place in his heart.

He tweeted that he’s “never been more proud to be a project, ’cause I know young Keiynan could’ve really used this film in his darkest times… but thankfully he made it through, and is now a part of telling a story that can help so many others.”

Love, Simon will be in cinemas from 16 March.



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