Netflix’s official trailer for Irreplaceable You makes you want to hug someone – anyone – as tightly as possible. The two minute trailer also reminds us to live for today and love forever.
Irreplaceable You was directed by Stephanie Laing, an Emmy Award-winning producer of Veep and Tracey Takes On, who makes her feature film directorial debut with the romantic drama. Actress Bess Wohl makes her debut as a feature film screenwriter.
Director Laing, Jonathan Tropper (Kodachrome, This is Where I Leave You), Farah Abushwesha (The Last Photograph), Brian Robbins, and Matt Kaplan (Before I Fall, You Get Me) served as producers.
The cast of Irreplaceable You is led by Gugu Mbatha-Raw (A Wrinkle in Time, Beauty & The Beast) and Michiel Huisman (The Age of Adaline, Game of Thrones). The cast also includes Steve Coogan (Philomena, Alan Partridge), Christopher Walken (Wedding Crashers, The Jungle Book), Kate McKinnon (SNL, Ghostbusters), Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook, Animal Kingdom), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta, Vice Principals), and Tim Simons (Veep, The Interview).
Netflix is targeting a Valentine’s Day-ish premiere date of February 16, 2018.
The Plot: Irreplaceable You is the heartwarming, romantic story of Abbie (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and Sam (Michiel Huisman), best friends since childhood who are engaged to be married, and whose tranquil New York lives come crashing down when Abbie receives an unexpected diagnosis. Faced with the prospect of an uncertain timeline, Abbie begins a touching and often humorous search for a new love to take care of Sam. Along the way, Abbie makes unlikely friendships with Myron (Christopher Walken), Kate (Kate McKinnon) and Mitch (Steve Coogan) whose one thing in common is that they focus on living, while they are dying. Ultimately, Irreplaceable You asks the question, how do you say goodbye?