To All the Boys I've Loved Before trailer turns a teen daydream into a nightmare
Lana Condor was stuck in the background of X-Men: Apocalypse as the mutant Jubilee, but the 21-year-old is taking center stage with To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, the Netflix film adaptation of Jenny Han’s best-selling novel.
In the first trailer, we see Condor’s Lara Jean Song Covey, a high school teen who has been writing love letters to all her major crushes over the years instead of facing her fear of talking to them. All these notes have been stowed away in a box in her closet, but now they’ve been mysterious mailed to these guys. So this fantasy world Lara created for herself is, for better or worse, becoming a reality.
Some of her five crushes include Peter “with the beautiful eyes” (The Fosters‘ Noah Centineo), Lucas “from homecoming” (Van Helsing‘s Trezzo Mahoro), and “boy next door” Josh (Happy Death Day‘s Israel Broussard).
Pretty Little Liars‘ Janel Parrish and Odd Squad‘s Anna Cathcart play Lara’s sisters, Margot and Kitty Covey, while The Magicians‘ Madeleine Arthur plays Lara’s best friend Chris. Sex and the City fans will also recognize John Corbett as Lara’s dad.
Susan Johnson directs the film based on a screenplay by Sofia Alvarez.
“My priority is for Asian-American kids to see themselves in stories, to see a face like theirs,” Han, whose book of the same name came out in 2014, told Teen Vogue. “They need to know that their stories are universal too, that they too can fall in love in a teen movie.”
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before will hit Netflix on Aug. 17. Watch the trailer above.