Entertainment One have recently released their latest trailer for Kelly Fremon Craig's directorial debut Edge Of Seventeen.
"There are two types of people – those that naturally radiate confidence and excel at life, and those that hope all those people die in a big explosion." It is safe to say Hailee Steinfeld's (True Grit) high schooler is wrestling with some serious issues in Edge Of Seventeen and she is taking few prisoners as she does it.
The movie finds Steinfeld swapping Barden University of Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) for a high school life she is not entirely comfortable with as junior Nadine Byrd. He best friend (Haley Lu Richardson) is dating her cool older brother, she has an irritating mother (Kyra Sedgwick), and her mentor and history teacher is Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games). She is probably not getting a lot of sympathy there.
Happily, there is a boy too. Specifically a shy, thoughtful one (Hayden Szeto) who may offer a confidante (or more) for Steinfeld's sparky, smart teenager.
Originally called Besties, Edge Of Seventeen is a coming of age comedy directed by Kelly Fremon Craig. The debutante director is pitching for a John Hughes (The Breakfast Club) style mix of pathos and comedy.
Edge Of Seventeen is out in the UK now.