The first trailer for the drama Now Is Good has gone online. The film stars Dakota Fanning as a 17-year-old girl who is dying of leukemia and decides to forgo treatment in order to live out her last days to the fullest. While the premise may seem a bit derivative, I was actually quite impressed by the trailer. Fanning sports short hair and a British accent, and it’s refreshing to see her tackle adult material. She’s joined by War Horse star Jeremy Irvine, as the two strike up a presumably doomed romance and set out to fulfill her bucket list. As I said, it’s not the most original of stories but I’m intrigued enough to catch the film at some point down the line.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Now Is Good opens in the UK on May 25th, but is currently without a US release date.
More promotional material from AFM, y’all—and Now Is Good has to be one of the more intriguing projects to come out of the convention. Dakota Fanning stars as Tessa, a 17-year-old diagnosed with a terminal illness: “She determines to use every moment, compiling a catalogue of what normal teenager would experience, including losing her virginity and taking drugs.” Fanning has been a talented actor since she was in utero, and she will surely put together a great performance with this meaty role. But I’m drawn to the young supporting cast. Anyone who watches Skins can speak to the screen presence of Kaya Scoledario. And Jeremy Irvine is poised to be The Next Big Thing, groomed by none other than Steven Spielberg in his debut feature War Horse.
Olivia Williams and Paddy Considine also star in Now Is Good, written and directed by Ol Parker. Hit the jump for the images, promo poster, and synopsis. [Update: The images have been removed at the request of the studio.]