Although many will roll there eyes at the idea of another coming out movie, the truth is while they may seem old-hat to gay audiences, they’re still rare in mainstream cinema. Therefore Love, Simon is a movie to be welcomed, which has Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Riverdale, The Broken Hearts Club) directing, with Jurassic World’s Nick Robinson in the central role. He’s joined by Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Miles Heizer, Keiynan Lonsdale, Logan Miller, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel and Tony Hale.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘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), written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), and based on Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, LOVE, SIMON is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love.’
The film is based on Becky Albertalli’s bestselling 2015 YA novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and is due in cinemas March 2018. Take a look at the first pics, poster and promo below.