Fox Searchlight Pictures has released an international trailer for Me and Earl and The Dying Girl.
Based on the Jesse Andrews novel of the same name, the film centers on Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior wallflower obsessed with making homemade movies who is coerced into hanging out with a classmate, Rachel (Olivia Cooke), who has just discovered that she has been diagnosed with leukemia. As he begins to spend more time with her, he soon discovers that the bond of friendship has an even deeper meaning than he previously thought. Check out the full trailer below.
Fox Searchlight has a keen eye for these Sundance films. (500) Days of Summer and The Spectacular Now were just some of the past favorites. Even a film like Whiplash went on to win some major awards at the Oscars earlier this year.
This trailer doesn’t hit some of those dark emotions like the first trailer did, but it will get you with a few lighter, more tender moments.
Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (American Horror Story), the film also stars film also stars Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, Jon Bernthal, Molly Shannon, and newcomer RJ Cyler.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a ‘co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer – he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl opens in theaters on June 12th.