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– by Gig Patta

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:

Nick Robinson (Simon), Talitha Bateman (Nora), Jennifer Garner (Emily), and Josh Duhamel (Jack) star in Twentieth Century Fox’s LOVE, SIMON. Photo Credit: Ben Rothstein.
Nick Robinson (Simon) and Katherine Langford (Leah) star in Twentieth Century Fox’s LOVE, SIMON. Photo Credit: Ben Rothstein.
L-R: Jorge Lendeborg (Nick), Nick Robinson (Simon), Alexandra Shipp (Abby), and Katherine Langford (Leah) star in Twentieth Century Fox’s LOVE, SIMON. Photo Credit: Ben Rothstein.

Source: 20th Century Fox

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @mrgigpatta.