Set for a June 12, 2015 theatrical release, courtesy of Fox Searchlight, here’s the first trailer for winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” a funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who, like most teenagers, is trying to blend in, but while also avoiding deeper relationships with others. He even describes his pal Earl (played by RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a ‘co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer – he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.
The drama, based on a novel of the same name by Jesse Andrews (who also adapted the novel), is directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. It’s an Indian Paintbrush production. Jeremy Dawson and Dan Fogelman are producers.
This is newcomer RJ Cyler’s first feature film; he previously appeared in the 2013 short “Second Chances” – a film about at-risk students at a center for rehabilitation.
Trailer for “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” below: