Samantha Kingston has it all, the lucky sod; fast approaching the end of her high school years, she’s able to surround herself with the perfect friends, along with the near-perfect boyfriend, as she prepares to make that defining step into adulthood. A final blowout is on the cards, then, but it’s here that Samantha’s life is quite literally turned on its head, after her and her friends experience a severe car accident.
Just when you think it’s all over for Zoey Deutch’s character, she’s inexplicably whisked back to relive the same day over, and over, and over again in a fashion not too dissimilar to Groundhog Day. That is, in a nutshell, the core premise of Before I Fall, Ry Russo-Young’s (Nobody Walks) big-screen take on Lauren Oliver’s eponymous bestseller. What’s interesting here is that Oliver’s novel boasts a passionate built-in fanbase, so it’ll be interesting to see just how faithful the end product is to the original story.
Based on the trailer alone, Before I Fall stays on the straight and narrow, taking the core tenets of your typical teen drama before subverting expectations with a time-travel twist. Rubbing shoulders with Deutch for this one are Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley, Elena Kampouris, Cynthy Wu, Medalion Rahimi, Diego Boneta, and Jennifer Beals.
“Maybe for you there’s a tomorrow – maybe there are 1,000 – but for some of us, there’s only today.” Before I Fall is earmarked for launch on March 3, 2017.
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.