'Five Feet Apart': Cole Sprouse pulls a U-turn from his Riverdale avatar in new trailer with Haley Lu Richardson

The film could easily be the 'A Walk to Remember' or 'The Fault in our Stars' of 2019, as it hits theatres on March 22 and offers viewers their ugly cry movie of the year


                            'Five Feet Apart': Cole Sprouse pulls a U-turn from his Riverdale avatar in new trailer with Haley Lu Richardson

Cole Sprouse has emerged to be the perfect badass in today's television with his dark and mysterious role as Jughead Jones in 'Riverdale', and now you have the chance to witness him do a 180-degree turn and portray the quintessential charming cute boy in the first trailer for his upcoming film 'Five Feet Apart'. Joining him in the venture will be Haley Lu Richardson, playing the role of a cystic fibrosis patient, much like Sprouse's character in the film directed by Justin Baldoni ('Jane The Virgin'). With the inevitable sparks flying between the two characters, this film could easily emerge to be the 'A Walk to Remember' or 'The Fault in our Stars' of 2019, as it hits theatres on March 22 and offers viewers their ugly cry movie of the year.

Richardson's character, Stella Grant is every bit a 17-year-old in the film. In that, she's attached to her laptop and loves her best friends. But unlike most teenagers, she spends much of her time living in a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control — all of which is put to the test when she meets an impossibly charming fellow CF patient named Will Newman, played by Sprouse.

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There's an instant flirtation, though restrictions dictate that they must maintain a safe distance between them. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction.

Further complicating matters is Will's potentially dangerous rebellion against his ongoing medical treatment. Stella gradually inspires Will to live life to the fullest, but can she ultimately save the person she loves when even a single touch is off limits?

Another report stated that the clip further establishes important details of Stella's condition through the character's social media video commentaries, most notably that people with CF shouldn’t get within six feet of each other, in order to avoid bacterial infections. Enter Will, who immediately makes an impression upon Stella, thus creating another layer of conflict as they attempt to understand each other’s firm beliefs on CF and life ideals.

Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson (Getty Images)
Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson (Getty Images)

In the trailer’s second half, it's revealed that Stella mostly keeps to herself, which makes her interest in Will so compelling and challenging. While the selling point is obviously the emotional drama, the trailer also accentuates situational humor, complementing the six-foot boundary premise, analysed the report.

The romantic comedy is produced by Cathy Schulman ('The Foreigner', 'The Space Between Us') and Justin Baldoni ('Jane the Virgin', 'My Last Days'), with a script by Mikki Daughtry ('Sleep Tight', 'The Children') and Tobias Iaconis ('Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia', 'The Children'). Forming the rest of the cast, alongside Sprouse and Richardson will be Moises Arias ('The Kings of Summer', 'Ben-Hur'), Kimberly Hébert Gregory ('Vice Principals'), Paraminder Nagra ('ER', 'Bend it Like Beckham') and Claire Forlani ('Crystal Inferno', 'Precious Cargo').