‘Five Feet Apart’ Trailer Released Ahead of March Theater Opening

Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse push boundaries in Five Feet Apart. Image courtesy of Teen Vogue.

Prepare for romantic overload! The trailer for Five Feet Apart was released today — the same day as the Riverdale midseason premier, incidentally. Cole Sprouse and co-star Haley Lu Richardson play cystic fibrosis patients being treated in the same hospital. As characters in romantic dramadies tend to do, they fall in love over the course of their treatment but cannot get closer than six feet apart because of a risk of infection that could have fatal consequences. The trailer gives us a glimpse of a defiant Richardson taking back “one foot” so they can be “five feet apart.” What that will mean for the two of them remains to be seen.

As we reported back in November, there is some controversy about whether or not this movie is good for CF awareness:

“There are some who feel the movie is a wonderful way to deliver representation and awareness of CF and those who suffer from it. But others feel like it smacks of exploitation and is another example of Hollywood using able-bodied actors to play terminal-illness sufferers as a way to make the healthy feel relieved that they do not have these struggles.”

That being said, the actors have taken care to spend time with Claire’s Place Foundation in an effort to prepare appropriately for their roles. Hopefully this dedication to presenting the illness accurately and with compassion will show in their performances. Check out the trailer below for a sneak peek and see what you think!

Five Feet Apart hits theaters on March 22nd. Grab your favorite “Jughead Jones” fan gear and check it out!

Ali

Ali is the Content Manager for Nerds & Beyond. She's a working mother of four children who spends free time writing, gaming with her fiance' Earl, and putting up with two really lazy cats. She fangirls wildly over Misha Collins (but don't tell Misha!) and loves all things Supernatural. She's passionate about mental health awareness and being a better human. Current interests include Riverdale, Marvel, The Walking Dead, and Star Trek. You can find Ali on Twitter: @SongbirdAliWhi1

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