The first trailer for Midnight Sun is reminiscent of 2017’s Everything, Everything starring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson. Both involve a teenager stuck at home because of a medical condition, and both find the teenager trapped in her house falling for a neighbor she watches through her window. Midnight Sun substitutes Bella Thorne (Famous in Love, Shake It Up!) for Amandla Stenberg and Patrick Schwarzenegger (The Long Road Home, Dear Eleanor), son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, subs in for Nick Robinson.
In addition to Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger, the cast includes Quinn Shephard (Person of Interest, Almost There), Ken Tremblett (When Calls the Heart, The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story), Jenn Griffin (Pretty Little Dead Girl), Suleka Mathew (Men in Trees, The Dead Zone), Nicholas Coombe (Imaginary Mary), and Rob Riggle (Angie Tribeca, Modern Family). Scott Speer (Finding Carter) directed from a script by Eric Kirsten, based on Taiyô no uta by Kenji Bando. David Boies, James McGough, Aln Ou, and Hiroki Shirota served as executive producers.
Open Road Films has set a March 23, 2018 theatrical release date.
The Plot: Midnight Sun is a romantic tearjerker about 17-year-old Katie Price (Thorne), sheltered at home since childhood with a rare genetic condition, a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. Having only her father Jack (Riggle) for company, Katie’s world opens up after dark when she ventures outside to play her guitar.
One night, her dreams come true when she’s noticed and asked out by her longtime crush Charlie (Schwarzenegger), whom she’s secretly watched from her bedroom window for years. As they embark on nightly summer excursions, Katie’s risk to sunlight grows and she’s presented with the gut-wrenching dilemma of whether she can live a normal life with her newfound soul mate.