Open Road Films has unveiled the first video clip from Midnight Sun, a romantic drama from Finding Carter director Scott Speer. The one-minute clip features Bella Thorne (“Katie”) playing the guitar on a street corner while Patrick Schwarzenegger (“Charlie”) encourages her, filming her performance as a crowd gathers to hear her sing.
In addition to Bella Thorne (Famous in Love, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) and Patrick Schwarzenegger (The Long Road Home, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse), the Midnight Sun 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, Cinema Town), and Rob Riggle (Angie Tribeca, Modern Family).
First-time feature film screenwriter Eric Kirsten wrote the script based on Taiyô no uta by Kenji Bando. David Boies, James McGough, Aln Ou, and Hiroki Shirota served as executive producers.
Midnight Sun opens in theaters on March 23, 2018.
The Plot: Midnight Sun is a romantic tearjerker about 17-year-old Katie Price (Bella Thorne), sheltered at home since childhood with a rare genetic condition, a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. Having only her father Jack (Rob 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 (Patrick 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.