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.
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.