It’s finally happening, you guys! Noah Centineo, Camila Mendes, and Laura Marano‘s movie that we’ve all been waiting for has finally been announced! The Perfect Date (which was previously named The Stand-In) will arrive on Netflix sooner than we had originally thought.
At first, the streaming service hinted that it would be released in summer 2019, saying, “Very Important Announcement Alert. @ncentineo will pretend to be your boyfriend this summer! Well, he will in the Netflix original movie ‘The Perfect Date’ w/ @camimendes and @lauramarano.”
If you want to know the flick’s real release date, though, you’ll have to keep scrollin’.
What is The Perfect Date about?
OK, now this premise is really funny. The To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before actor plays the leading character Brooks. He creates a dating app as a way to raise money for college, which involves pretending to be a “stand-in” boyfriend – see why it was previously named The Stand-In? So basically, Noah’s character acts as a back-up boyfriend for anyone in need of one. As you could image, he’ll end up falling head over heels with one of the lucky ladies. As for Camila, the Riverdale actress plays Shelby. And spoiler alert – she’s the one Brooks falls for.
“Shelby’s the girl that Brooks always dreamed of being with. It’s funny because she does share some similarities with Veronica. She’s very well off and goes to a prep school; she comes from this world that is very different from the world that Brooks comes from,” the 24-year-old actress explained in and interview with Teen Vogue. “Basically, throughout the film, she is confronted with the fact that he’s been lying to her about something. I don’t really want to talk about too much of it because I’m going to end up spoiling something.”
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That’s a wraaaaap! Can’t believe we finished #thestandinmovie last night (and can’t believe how fast it went!!!)….I had the loveliest time with the loveliest people, and I am soooo excited for you guys to see this movie!!! I’m truly gonna miss everyone so much…and oof, don’t even get me started on how much I’m gonna miss beignets 😩😩
“It was really fun. I love Noah, I love Laura. The first day we met, we all stayed up in our hotel room until 8 in the morning. We were talking about everything, and it was such a beautiful conversation, just a great way to get to know each other,” Camila continued. “That kind of set the tone for the rest of the film. It was a really good group; Odiseas [Georgiadis, who plays Murph] too — he’s super cool and I’m really excited for him to be discovered. We all bonded very quickly.”
Best part? Laura and Noah go way back, considering he had a small role in Austin & Ally back in the day!
“He was my first love interest on Austin & Ally and he’s just as lovely as ever. It’s crazy how much he’s blown up, it’s actually insane,” Laura said in an interview with PEOPLE Now. “He’s the sweetest guy ever.”
When does the movie premiere?
Try not to freak out, you guys, but the rom-com officially has a release date and it will hit the streaming platform on April 12, 2019. Laura even took to Instagram to post the hilarious announcement.
In the image, Laura asks the Sierra Burgess Is a Loser star to name his perfect date. His response? “That’s a tough one. I’d have to say April 12th. Because it’s not too hot & it’s not too cold. And ‘The Perfect Date’ comes out on Netflix!”
We can’t wait to see the movie — we’re already obsessed!
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