That first official teaser trailer for Ari Sandel’s big screen adaptation of The DUFF didn’t have the warmth it needed to sell the idea of the Designated Ugly Fat Friend in an ernest manner, but I’m still holding out hope due to the high praise for Kody Kiplinger’s book. The film stars Mae Whitman as Bianca, a high school senior who’s shocked to find out that she’s The DUFF within her circle of friends.
CBS Films just unveiled a new 60-second trailer for the film and while it does rock a solid pace, some decent jokes and a standout cast, The DUFF’s still got a long way to go to prove that it’s putting a positive and worthy spin on an ugly concept. Hit the jump to check out the new The DUFF TV spot. The film arrives in theaters on February 20th and also stars Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman, Alison Janney, Romany Malco and Ken Jeong.
Via CBS Films.
Here’s the official synopsis for The DUFF’s:
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.