Open Road Films and Awesomeness Films have released the first trailer for the Before I Fall movie, based on the bestselling novel by Lauren Oliver. Directed by Ry Russo-Young (Nobody Walks), the film stars Vampire Academy and Everybody Wants Some!! actress Zoey Deutch as a “perfect” high school student who, after one fateful night, wakes up to relive the same day over and over again—a day that ends with her and her friends suffering a severe car accident. As she’s stuck in this Groundhog Day-esque loop, she comes to recognize a different outlook on her life and those around here.
Oliver’s book has a very devoted following, so no doubt fans will be curious to see if the movie does the novel justice. But for the uninitiated like myself, this looks like a more gritty Groundhog Day reboot with a teen twist. That’s not inherently a bad thing, and I liked Deutch a lot in Vampire Academy and Everybody Wants Some!!. Moreover, the more subdued and muted aesthetic is an interesting touch. I’m curious how the story wraps up, and to see if it’s really headed in the predictable direction that the trailer seems to suggest.
Watch the Before I Fall movie trailer below for yourself. Scripted by Maria Maggenti (Monte Carlo), the film also stars Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Elena Kampouris, Cynthy Wu, Medalion Rahimi, Diego Boneta, and Jennifer Beals. Before I Fall opens in theaters on March 3rd.
Here’s the official synopsis for Before I Fall:
What if you had only one day to change absolutely everything? Samantha Kingston has everything: the perfect friends, the perfect guy, and a seemingly perfect future. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all. Trapped reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. As she begins to untangle the mystery of a life suddenly derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of the people closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference, not just in her own life, but in the lives of those around her–before she runs out of time for good.