Five Feet Apart, the film starring Support the Girls‘ Haley Lu Richardson and Riverdale‘s Cole Sprouse has a new trailer out and in short, the Fault In Our Stars vibes are strong. And by vibes, we mean you’ll probably shed a tear or two.
The film, directed by Justin Baldoni, introduces us to Stella Grant (Richardson), a 17-year-old with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) who spends a lot of her time in the hospital following a strict routine made up of boundaries and self-control.
Cystic Fibrosis primarily affects the lungs, airways, and digestive system and causes a thick build up of mucus within these areas. As a result, this leads to digestive impairments and bacteria trapped in the lungs. A person with CF must undergo constant treatment. The biggest cause of death for someone with CF is lung failure.
At the hospital, Stella meets fellow CF patient Will Newman (Sprouse) who is not as serious about his treatment as he should be. As you can probably guess, they fall in love but it’s not easy especially because they must maintain a safe distance – six feet apart – between them to avoid any cross-infection.
Non-profit organisation Claire’s Place Foundation – dedicated to raising public awareness for CF and supporting families living with CF – worked with the film crew, particularly the actors.
“The actors have taken care to spend time with Claire’s Place Foundation in an effort to prepare appropriately for their roles. Hopefully this dedication to presenting the illness accurately and with compassion will show in their performances,” the foundation wrote on their website.
Five Feet Apart will land in cinemas March 15 so Australia will probably cop it in the following weeks.
“You guys. For some reason I am so emotional. Probably partially because I’m pmsing- but also probably mostly because having this movie be seen and the possibility of it making other humans out there feel. And love. And step outside of themselves for a second. Is just really overwhelming for me. The stuff in this movie is very real.”Image: Five Feet Apart