Romance is in the air.
Love, Simon is based on the best-selling novel by Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. The film follows Simon, a teenager who starts and e-mail romance with another closeted classmate. The title of the film is a play on how he ends his correspondences.
The film stars Jurassic World’s Nick Robinson and directed by Greg Berlanti (Riverdale, The Flash).
It also stars Josh Duhamel (Transformers), Jennifer Garner (Alias), Tony Hale (Veep), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Keiynan Lonsdale (Flash):
“‘There’s this one section of the film Simon imagines this one boy and imagines them kissing underneath the mistletoe at Christmas,’ said 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.'”
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Love, Simon will be released on March 16 in theaters next year.
Check out the first poster and images for Love, Simon below:
Source: 20th Century Fox