FOX Searchlight released the first trailer for “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” the film is set to release in just a few short months. For anyone that hasn’t heard of the film yet, it has done remarkably well during its film-festival tour earlier this year. The film won the highest award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, picking up both the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize, as well as the U.S. dramatic Audience Award.
The film follows Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to simply get by high-school without getting invested in any of his classmates. This isolated social-life is Greg’s plan for avoiding the common pitfalls that many of us faced back in our own high-school days. Greg eventually partners up with Earl (RJ Cyler), his only real friend (but really just a co-worker) and one that he makes short film parodies of classic movies with. At the request of Greg’s mom (Connie Britton), Greg is forced to spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer.
The film was directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, working off a screenplay written by Jesse Andrews. The film itself is based on the novel written by Jesse Andrews. The film stars Olivia Cooke, Jon Bernthal and Nick Offerman, along with Connie Britton.
Olivia Cooke recently starred in the horror-thriller ‘Ouija’ as Laine Morris, her jump to drama paid-off, her performance in the film was the talk of the town at Sundance. Cooke can also be found in select episodes of ‘Bates Motel,’ she plays the role of Bates Motel Emma Decody in the series.
The film’s theatrical release is just around the corner, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is set to hit theaters later this summer on June 12.