I haven’t read Kody Keplinger’s The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) yet, but I’ve heard good things, so the book’s been sitting on my iPad for quite some time now and with Ari Sandel’s film adaption due in theaters on April 10, 2015, I better get to it fast. The movie stars Mae Whitman as Bianca, a high school senior widely known as The DUFF. In an effort to reinvent herself, she turns to school jock Wesley (Robbie Amell) and tries to build the confidence to take down the resident “label maker,” Madison (Bella Thorne).
An official promo hasn’t hit the web just yet, but Thorne did share a little something on Instagram that she’s calling The Duff teaser trailer. It’s really just a montage of pretty faces and high school stereotypes, but the film’s got a solid cast and apparently some stellar source material with an important message, so hopefully an official teaser will confirm it’s got a little more to offer than high school movie clichés, especially considering the script made the 2011 Black List. Hit the jump to check out The Duff teaser trailer.
I am beyond thrilled to show you the teaser trailer for #TheDUFF . This was such an incredible experience with the most talented people in the business. Book and script are so engaging and funny. Follow @theduffmovie for everything #TheDUFF" tag the other cast @mistergarf, @robbieamell, @bellathorne, @biancaalexasantos, @skylersamuels, @kenjeong
Here’s the official synopsis of the film:
Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as ‘The DUFF’ (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos). Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself. To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find the confidence to overthrow the school’s ruthless label maker Madison (Bella Thorne) and remind everyone that no matter what people look or act like, we are all someone’s DUFF.