A new trailer for upcoming teen romantic comedy Love, Simon has been released.
The movie is based on author Becky Albertalli’s 2015 young adult novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and follows the titular character, seventeen-year-old Simon Spier, who falls for his online pen pal, Blue.
At first Blue is the only person who knows that Simon is gay, but Simon discovers more about himself and contemplates coming out to friends and family.
“I’m done living in a world where I don’t get to be who I am,” Simon says in the new trailer.
“I deserve a great love story, and I want someone to share it with.”
Jurassic World actor Nick Robinson (pictured) will star as Simon, while Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel will play his parents.
Director Greg Berlanti says the film was important because of its powerful scenes of the two male romantic leads, a rare sight in a big-studio romantic comedy film.
“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.
“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.”
Author Becky Albertalli, who told her Twitter followers she had seen a rough cut of the film, couldn’t hold back her excitement on Twitter.
“There are no words to describe how much this story comes alive under @GBerlanti’s direction. He takes it to a place that I couldn’t,” she wrote.
“Greg put every bit of his heart into this. You’ll be able to feel it when you watch it.
“It’s funny and relevant and timeless and charming and honest and painful and so romantic, there is kissing and it is not half-assed.”
Love, Simon is in Australian cinemas on March 29. Watch the new trailer below: