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