Love, Simon, based on Becky Albertalli’s critically acclaimed bestselling novel Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, is heading to the screen in 2018 and 20th Century Fox has unveiled the first teaser trailer and poster. The coming-of-age love story was adapted by Isaac Aptaker (The Neighbors, This Is Us) and Elizabeth Berger (Grandfathered, This Is Us) and directed by Greg Berlanti. Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) takes on the titular character in the groundbreaking gay love story.
In addition to Nick Robinson, Love, Simon‘s cast includes Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse), Jorge Lendeborg (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Miles Heizer (The Stanford Prison Experiment), Keiynan Lonsdale (The Flash), Logan Miller (The Walking Dead), Jennifer Garner (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day), Tony Hale (Veep), and Josh Duhamel (Transformers: The Lst Knight). Duhamel also starred in director Greg Berlanti’s 2010 romantic comedy, Life as We Know It.
Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen produced the PG-13 romantic film. 20th Century Fox is planning a March 16, 2018 theatrical release.
Commenting on the film adaptation of her novel, author Becky Albertalli assured her readers the movie is faithful to her book. “It really is,” explained Albertalli on her official website. “I had the opportunity to see an early version of the film, and it blew me away. It’s not a scene-by-scene adaptation of the book (nor would we want it to be), but it’s very similar, and it perfectly captures the heart of Simon’s story. I’m completely in love with this adaptation, and I know my readers will be thrilled with it.”
The Plot: Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Directed by Greg Berlanti (Dawson’s Creek, Brothers & Sisters), Love, Simon is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love.