Did anyone else read fan fictions back in the day? We mean, during One Direction‘s peak, it was hard to escape the large number of weirdly addictive, highly entertaining fictional stories that fans were writing and sharing all over the web. But there was one in particular that seriously stole all of our hearts and quickly became everyone’s obsession. Yes, we’re talking about the one and only Anna Todd and her hugely successful After stories.
After the tale, which was inspired by the legendary Harry Styles, got over 1.5 billion readers on Wattpad, Anna’s story was published into a five-book series. And after the books’ huge success, the internet pretty much lost it when Paramount Pictures announced they were going to turn the story into a movie back in 2015. Wow, talk about a dream come true!
Unfortunately, we’ve been patiently waiting ever since. Now, three years later, the trailer for the upcoming movie is finally here, and wow, it looks like it’s going to be even better than we imagined. We mean, any movie with a lead character inspired by the “Sign Of The Times” singer has got to be epic, right? It’s definitely going to be major. See for yourself:
— After Movie (@aftermovie) February 14, 2019
In honor of the new trailer, we rounded up everything we know so far about the highly anticipated film — including the release date, cast and more — so you might want to prepare yourselves.
What is the After movie going to be about?
The film should stay true to the book’s love story between Tessa and the Harry-inspired character — Hardin. Tessa, who’s a good girl, meets bad boy Hardin when she moves into her freshman dorm at college. They have a dramatic, roller coaster ride of a relationship to say the least, but is the Hessa connection something real? Well, you’ll just have to read all the books and see the movie to find out!
In the trailer, there’s a lot that goes down.
“I think we should keep our distance,” Tess tells Hardin, followed by a series of adorable clips of the two on super-romantic and steamy dates.
“I don’t think we could ever be just friends” Hardin responds.
But things aren’t all perfect for Tess and Hardin because there are a few scenes in the trailer that don’t look good. Like the one where Hardin’s smashing a bookshelf, or the one where Tess is storming out of a restaurant crying. Ugh, we cannot wait to see what goes down between them! One thing’s for sure: It’s definitely going to be intense.
When is the After movie coming out?
The movie is set to hit theaters on April 12, 2019, so you might want to mark your calendars! We’re so relieved we finally have an official release date because for some time, it was unclear what exactly was going on with the movie. After a long and torturous wait we are so excited that we’re only months away from the new film.
Who is going to star in After?
After searching far and wide, the main roles of Tessa and Hardin were secured. Starring as Tessa is 21-year-old Josephine Langford, and if you’re wondering if the Australian actress looks a little familiar, well that’s most likely because she looks a lot like her older sister, Katherine Langford!
As for Hardin? He’s being played by 21-year-old British actor Hero Fiennes-Tiffin.
He’s best known for playing Tom Riddle, the young version of Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. His real-life uncle, Ralph Fiennes, is the actor who plays Voldemort in all the HP movies. Fam goals, really. And now he’s going to be making waves with this leading role. We have a feeling everyone is going to be talking about this movie.
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