Open Road Films releases the official Sundance trailer for the movie adaptation of Lauren Oliver’s BEFORE I FALL.
Some may compare the premise to that of the 1993 Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day, in which Murray’s character repeats February 2nd over and over again, never being able to move on until he gets it right somehow. In that aspect, yes, it has that similarity. However, while Groundhog Day was a great comedy romance, Before I Fall is a very different story and carries a much different vibe.
Based on the young adult novel by Lauren Oliver, it focuses on Samantha “Sam” Kingston, who has to deal with reliving the day – February 12th – of a tragic event over and over again. The rights were optioned by Awesomeness Films with Zoey Deutch (Vampire Academy, Why Him?) in the starring role, and Ry Russo-Young as director. Production began in late 2015. Check out the newest trailer.
What if you had only one day to change absolutely everything?
Samantha Kingston has it all: the perfect friends, the perfect guy, and a seemingly perfect future. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all. Trapped reliving the same day over and over she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. And as she begins to untangle the mystery of a life suddenly derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of the people closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference, not just in her own life, but in the lives of those around her – before she runs out of time for good.
Also in the film are Halston Sage (Paper Towns), Cynthy Wu (Kong: Skull Island), and Medalion Rahimi (The Catch) as her close friends Lindsay, Ally, and Elody. Jennifer Beals (The Night Shift) plays her mother, and Diego Boneta (Scream Queens) plays high school teacher Mr. Daimler. Logan Miller (The Walking Dead) plays fellow classmate Kent McFuller, and Kian Lawley plays Sam’s boyfriend Rob Cokran.
Before I Fall will premiere at Sundance on Januarty 21st, with a nationwide release March 3rd.