STX Entertainment has released a red-band trailer for the upcoming comedy/drama “The Edge of Seventeen”. The film is a new coming-of-age movie, following one young-woman’s journey as she approaches a new chapter in her life. The film, which stars Hailee Steinfeld, also features Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner and Hayden Szeto.

The film itself was written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, with James L. Brooks, Richard Sakai and Julie Ansell producing. The film is scheduled to release later this fall.

The studio calls The Edge of Seventeen, “a new coming-of-age movie in the vein of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club – an honest, candid, often hilarious look at what it’s like to grow up as a young woman in today’s modern world.” In the film high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). 

All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all. The film also stars Kyra Sedgwick as Nadine’s well-meaning but completely ineffective mother, and Woody Harrelson as Nadine’s History teacher, mentor and reluctant sounding board. 

 

The Edge of Seventeen marks the feature directorial debut of writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig. As we mentioned earlier, the film is produced by Academy Award winner James L. Brooks – the filmmaker behind such hits as Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News, Big, Say Anything, The Simpsons, Jerry Maguire and As Good as It Gets.