'Chemical Hearts': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the coming-of-age drama starring Lili Reinhart
When Grace and Henry are chosen to co-edit the school paper, he is immediately drawn to the mysterious newcomer. But is he ready to tackle her big secret?
Amazon Studios recently revealed that the coming-of-age drama titled 'Chemical Hearts' will not only star Riverdale's Lili Reinhart but is also executive produced by her and will hit Amazon Prime Video late in August. Many have been waiting for Reinhart to take on a movie for a while now. A teenager falls in love with a transfer student, but does he know everything about her? Are there some parts she's hiding from him? Here is all you need to know about the drama, 'Chemical Hearts'
'Chemical Hearts' releases on August 21, 2020.
The official synopsis reads, "Seventeen-year-old Henry Page (Austin Abrams) has never been in love. He fancies himself a romantic, but the kind of once-in-a-lifetime love he’s been hoping for just hasn’t happened yet. Then, on the first day of senior year, he meets transfer student Grace Town (Lili Reinhart) and it seems all that is about to change. When Grace and Henry are chosen to co-edit the school paper, he is immediately drawn to the mysterious newcomer. As he learns the heartbreaking secret that has changed her life, he finds himself falling in love with her — or at least the person he thinks she is."
Austin Abrams as Henry Page
Abrams is recognized from his roles as Ben from 'Paper Towns' (2015), Pete from 'Gangster Squad' (2013), Tommy Milner from 'Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark' and Aaron from 'The Kings of Summer.'
Lili Reinhart as Grace Town
Most remember Reinhart for her excellent portrayal of Betty Cooper from The CW's 'Riverdale,' the only show from the Archie Universe still running. Her other roles include Vicki from 'The Kings of Summer' (2013), an Angel Recruit from 'Charlie's Angels' (2019), and Annabelle from 'Hustlers' (2019).
Other members of the cast include Adhir Kalyan as Kem Sharma, Bruce Altman as Toby, CJ Hoff as Muz, Coral Peña as Cora, JJ Pyle s Grace's Mom, Jon Lemmon as Dominic Sawyer, Kara Young as La, Maxmillian Robinson as High School Party Guest, Meg Gibson as Gloria, Sarah Jones as Suds, Shannon Maree Walsh as Miranda, Anzi DeBenedetto as Elks and Lan Zhong as Jade.
'Chemical Hearts' is produced by Big Indie Pictures with Richard Tanne serving as director. Krystal Sutherland is the author of the novel, and Tanne serves as the writer of the screenplay. Jamin O'Brien, Sutherland and Reinhart serve as executive producers and Alex Saks and Tanne serve as producers.
A trailer is yet to be released for the production. Only a first-look clip has been released. There isn't too much to understand from the small clip but we do see that Lili Reinhart's character has a limp and she does exchange a weird look with Austin Abram's character. The synopsis says that Lili has a "heartbreaking secret" that altered her life, so we're guessing the back story is definitely going to be interesting. Either way, we don't have much to go on, which probably makes the release all the more exciting. Not to mention, fans of Reinhart from 'Riverdale' are all set for their favorite to take over on another production.
Where to watch
Catch 'Chemical Hearts' on August 21, 2020, on Amazon Prime Video by Amazon Studios.
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