'Five Feet Apart' starring Cole Sprouse, Haley Lu Richardson scheduled to release March 2019
Stella, like any other teenager, loves her laptop and her friends, but due to CF, has to practice self-control, stay within boundaries and follow routines. Will is a rebel.
Cole Sprouse, of 'Riverdale' fame, and Haley Lu Richardson of 'Split' fame will be seen starring in a new teen love story, 'Five Feet Apart.' Directed by Justin Baldoni (Jane the Virgin) and written by the writer duo Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis, who wrote 'The Children', 'Five Feet Apart' explores the life of Cystic Fibrosis patients, Stella Grant (Richardson) and Will Newman (Sprouse) who form an immediate connection.
Stella and Will are two teenagers, who have barely anything in common but their disease, Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Stella, like any other teenager, loves her laptop and her friends, but due to CF, has to practice self-control, stay within boundaries and follow routines. Will is a rebel. He doesn't want to succumb to his disease and is fighting against his treatment.
However, after the two cross paths, there is an instant connection between them and all the rules that were asked to be followed strictly by doctors, seem to complicate this young attraction. In particular, the fact that patients suffering from CF are not allowed to be too close to each other and maintain at least five feet distance by all means. The repercussions of not following this rule could be fatal for both.
While Stella boosts Will's spirit in fighting the disease, the biggest challenge in front of the two is maintaining this distance.
It is an interesting role for Sprouse, as his fans love him as Jughead Jones in 'Riverdale' and it would be quite a bit for them to see him in a romantic and sensitive role. The star cast includes Moises Arias (The Kings of Summer, Ben-Hur), Kimberly Hébert Gregory (Vice Principals), Parminder Nagra (ER, Bend it Like Beckham), and Claire Forlani (Crystal Inferno, Precious Cargo). The producers of the movie are Cathy Schulman (The Foreigner, The Space Between Us), and Justin Baldoni (Jane the Virgin, My Last Days).
Grab some tissues and be prepared, 'Five Feet Apart' is scheduled to release March 22, 2019.