“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is about Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who befriends Rachel (Olivia Cooke), a classmate recently diagnosed with leukemia, after his mother suggests it is a good idea. When Rachel decides to stop her treatment, Greg and his friend Earl (RJ Cyler) decide to use their bad filmmaking skills to make a film for her.
Based off the 2012 novel by Jesse Andrews, and directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, in a world where YA cancer stories seem to be taking over, this first trailer for the movie caught my attention because I get the sense that we’ll be laughing more than crying – that through it all “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is more about the awkward stage of life that is high school, nagging parents, and friendship than anything else.
“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” will hit theaters on June 12th.
Here’s the trailer!