Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for the drama “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” three months ahead of its July 1 bow in the U.S.
“This is the story of my senior year in high school and how it destroyed my life,” Thomas Mann says in a voiceover at the start of the trailer.
Mann stars as a high school senior who’s secretly making bizarre films with his only friend, Earl, when his mother forces him to befriend a classmate with leukemia. R.J. Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton and Molly Shannon co-star.
The drama, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, won the grand jury prize and the audience award for best U.S. dramatic feature at January’s Sundance Film Festival.
Indian Paintbrush is the production company; producers are Jeremy Dawson and Dan Fogelman. Jesse Andrews adapted the script from his book.