The first trailer for the Everything, Everything film adaptation is here, and it looks like it will break our hearts just as effectively as Nicola Yoon’s YA novel did. Starring Amandla Stenberg (who played Rue in The Hunger Games) and Nick Robinson, the film follows teenagers Maddy and Olly over the course of their significantly non-traditional courtship.
According to Bustle‘s synopsis, “Madeline Whittier [is] a teenage girl confined to her home because of an immunodeficiency. One day a dreamy, long-haired bundt-wielding new neighbor moves in, ready to change her world. His name is Olly, and, despite Madeline’s mom’s disapproval, he begins to pursue her. It all starts with a series of flirtatious texts, and then the game changes when Maddy’s nurse Carla lets him into the nearly-quarantined house. Though it progresses to actual kissing and recreational hanging out, Maddy’s mom tries to put a stop to it. So what’s bound to happen next?”
The story has everything readers want from a YA romance with a unique edge. Because Maddy can’t have a normal life without risking her health, her relationship with Olly comes to mean that much more; it represents freedom and the kind of adventures she’s always wanted to have.
The trailer does a great job of showcasing the way Maddy is forced to live and her yearning to change that, as well as how much she and Olly come to care for each other. It looks like this movie could be the next The Fault In Our Stars— a tragic love story we can’t help but follow.
You can check out the new trailer here:
YouTube Channel: Warner Bros. Pictures
Everything, Everything is directed by Stella Meghie and also stars Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera, Taylor Hickson, and Danube R. Hermosillo. The film hits theaters on May 19th. Bring tissues.
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