First Trailer for Sundance Smash ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

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Fox Searchlight has unveiled the first trailer for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, the bittersweet coming of age comedy which won both Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (The Town That Dreaded Sundown), the film is an adaptation of the Jesse Andrews novel of the same name and follows a high school slacker (Thomas Mann) who befriends a classmate (Olivia Cooke) who is dying.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl arrives in a limited number of theaters on June 12th and also stars R.J. Cyler with Nick Offerman, Molly Shannon, Jon Bernthal and Connie Britton. Watch the first trailer in the player below.

This looks like quirky teen comedy shot in the vein of Wes Anderson meets The Fault in Our Stars, but more indie. Have to wait and see.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a ‘co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer – he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.

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