The teaser trailer for the romantic drama Five Feet Apart has a real The Fault in Our Stars vibe, or maybe it’s more like Midnight Sun or Everything, Everything. Riverdale‘s Cole Sprouse and The Edge of Seventeen‘s Haley Lu Richardson co-star as teenagers suffering from cystic fibrosis forced to remain apart so as not to share their germs.
Jane The Virgin‘s Justin Baldoni makes his feature film directorial debut with the romance. Mikki Daughtry (Sleep Tight, The Children) and Tobias Iaconis (Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia, The Children) wrote the screenplay, and Baldoni and Cathy Schulman (The Foreigner, The Space Between Us) produced.
In addition to Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson, the cast includes Moises Arias (The Kings of Summer, Ben-Hur), Kimberly Hébert Gregory (Vice Principals), Paraminder Nagra (ER, Bend it Like Beckham), and Claire Forlani (Crystal Inferno, Precious Cargo).
CBS Films has set a March 22, 2019 theatrical release date.
The Five Feet Apart Plot:
Stella Grant (Haley Lu Richardson) is every bit a seventeen-year-old…she’s attached to her laptop and loves her best friends. But unlike most teenagers, she spends much of her time living in a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control – all of which is put to the test when she meets an impossibly charming fellow CF patient named Will Newman (Cole Sprouse).
There’s an instant flirtation, though restrictions dictate that they must maintain a safe distance between them. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction. Further complicating matters is Will’s potentially dangerous rebellion against his ongoing medical treatment. Stella gradually inspires Will to live life to the fullest, but can she ultimately save the person she loves when even a single touch is off limits?