“It doesn’t seem fair that only gay people have to come out. Why is straight the default?”
As anticipation builds for the release of coming out movie Love, Simon – based on Becky Albertalli’s 2015 novel Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda – UK fans have been treated to a brand new trailer with even more previously unseen footage.
Jurassic World’s Nick Robinson will star in the title role of Simon Spier, while Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel will play his parents.
As the official synopsis reads: “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.”
13 Reasons Why’s Katherine Langford and Miles Heizer are also part of the cast, along with Logan Miller (The Walking Dead), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Flash actor Keiynan Lonsdale.
Greg Berlanti – who has directed the movie – recently teased that the film will have some powerful scenes, with the two romantic leads being guys – something that is rarely seen in a mainstream Hollywood rom-com.
“There’s this one section of the film where Simon imagines this one boy and imagines them kissing underneath the mistletoe at Christmas,” Berlanti told Entertainment Weekly last year.
“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.”
This new trailer comes after it was announced that pop hit-maker Jack Antonoff will executive produce the official soundtrack.
The first official single – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) – is headed up by his band Bleachers, and is available to download and stream now.
Love, Simon will be in UK cinemas from 6 April, and in the US on 16 March.