WHO’S IN IT?
Thomas Mann (Project X), Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones), Ronald Cyler II (film debut), Jon Bernthal (Fury), Nick Offerman (21 Jump Street), Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), Molly Shannon (Wet Hot American Summer), Chelsea T. Zhang (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Katherine C. Hughes (Men, Women and Children), Natalie Marchelletta (Not Fade Away), Matt Bennett (Bridesmaids), Bobb’e J. Thompson (Role Models)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (The Town That Dreaded Sundown), director; Jesse Andrews (film debut), writer; Jeremy Dawson (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Dan Fogelman (The Guilt Trip) and Steven M. Rales (Moonrise Kingdom), producers; Brian Eno (The Jacket) and Nico Muhly (Kill Your Darlings), composers; Chung-hoon Chung (Stoker), cinematographer; David Trachtenberg (Casa de mi Padre), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Greg (Mann) is a seventeen-year-old high school student who is swiftly making his way through every social group without having any real friends – save for Earl (Cyler II), his friend since childhood with whom he makes a series of films that parody more popular films. Things change, however, when Greg is forced to befriend Rachel (Cooke), a girl he once knew from Hebrew school who was recently diagnosed with leukaemia…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
If you’re looking for a sweet, tender teen flick involving cancer that ISN’T written by John Green (we liked that movie, but anyway…), then Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is set to be all those things and more.