JURASSIC WORLD’s Nick Robinson to star in SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA Adaptation

Nick Robinson is working on building his YA credentials with a third adaptation, this time as a closeted gay teen in SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA.

The talented Nick Robinson, who recently finished filming the movie adaptation Everything, Everything with Amandla Stenberg, is already in talks to take the lead in another movie adaptation of another YA novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. He’ll be playing Simon Spier, the not-quite-out gay teen who finds himself in a bit of a problem when he’s blackmailed by a fellow student.

The film is an adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s 2015 book about a gay teen who has not come out to his classmates. But when an email he sent to a boy (that he’s never met) falls into the wrong hands, he finds himself in a complicated situation when he’s blackmailed by the class clown.

Greg Berlanti, best known as one of the architects of DC’s television universe, is attached to direct the coming-of-age coming-out project, which has a screenplay by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (who co-executive produce the new NBC show This Is Us).

Temple Hill, the company behind hit book adaptations The Fault in Our Stars and The Maze Runner, is producing the project along with Pouya Shahbazian.

Nick and Amandla on set during the filming of “Everything, Everything.”

Nick has already starred in The 5th Wave earlier this year. It marked his first time in an adaptation of a young adult novel, The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. He played Ben “Zombie” Parish, a teen-turned-soldier trained to fight the aliens that have invaded Earth.

In Everything, Everything, he plays Olly Bright, a boy who moves in next door to the sickly Maddy Whittier (Stenberg), and falls in love.

Many probably recognize him as the elder of two brothers who visit their aunt at the highly popular tourist attraction, Jurassic World, when things to very wrong. He’ll be back for the Jurassic World sequel as well.

From his movie credentials, it looks like we’ll be seeing a lot more of him in the years to come, and we think he’ll make us proud in his next two YA films.

Check out more photos of Nick and Amandla during filming of Everything, Everything right here.


By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary