Remember last year when Netflix was on a total winning streak with rom-com after rom-com? Well, you’ll be glad to know they’re back at it again. Except instead of The Kissing Booth and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, the streaming platform is dropping two new romantic comedies: The Perfect Date and The Last Summer.
If you’re anything like us, you’ve been totally invested in The Perfect Date over these last several months — especially since it stars Noah Centineo. But did you know that The Perfect Summer, which will hit the platform less than a month later, stars another Hollywood heartthrob?
Yup! Riverdale‘s KJ Apa stars alongside Maia Mitchell in The Last Summer, and personally, we couldn’t be more stoked. But we’ll admit, with all the Netflix rom-com news recently, we haven’t quite been able to keep up with all the details regarding this upcoming flick. Fortunately, we took some time to fill ourselves in on everything there is to know about the movie, so scroll through to get all of your burning questions answered.
What is the movie about?
Netflix already has a short synopsis up with the general gist of the flick. The description says: “Teens from a Chicago high school grapple with their dreams, relationships and identities in a transformative summer before they leave for college.”
There’s also a new trailer that dropped, which teases all the romance and drama we’re about to see in the movie! Check it out:
After watching that, we have a pretty good feeling we’re going to be just as obsessed with this movie as we are with all the other Netflix rom-coms we’ve watched a borderline concerning amount of times.
What characters will KJ and Maia play?
Good question! KJ will play the role of Griffin, and Maia will play the role of Phoebe, a filmmaker who documents her friends while they’re at school. Again, there’s hardly any info out available about their characters, but in case you didn’t put it together, the two play love interests. Oh la la!
Who else is in the flick?
OK, we’re not even overreacting when we say that the cast is truly FIRE. KJ and Maia will be joined by Tyler Posey and a bunch of other familiar faces. Jacob Latimore (Collateral Beauty), Halston Sage (Paper Towns), Sosie Bacon (13 Reasons Why), Gage Golightly (Red Oaks), Wolfgang Novogratz (Grown-ish), Jacob McCarthy (A.P. Bio), Mario Revolori (Sierra Burgess is a Loser) and Gabrielle Anwar (Burn Notice) have also snagged roles in the romantic comedy.
When and where did they film?
Filming began in May 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.
When will the movie come out?
Excited for the movie to come out? We thought so! Luckily, you won’t have to wait long. The movie is scheduled for release on May 3, 2019, so it’ll truly be here in no time.
Will it be in theaters?
Nope! As we mentioned earlier, The Last Summer will be released on Netflix, so as soon as it shows up on the streaming platform, you’ll be able to enjoy it right away. Ahh, don’t you just love the convenience of streaming?
We seriously can’t wait to see it!
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