The new trailer for Every Day is out from Orion Pictures today. The film, directed by Michael Sucsy (The Vow, Grey Gardens) and based on out writer David Levithan’s YA novel of the same name, tells the story of Rhiannon (The Beguiled’s Angourie Rice), a 16-year old who falls in love with a mysterious spirit named “A” who inhabits a different body every day of their life.
Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A work to find each other each day, not knowing what—or who—the next day will bring. The film is unique in that Rhiannon learns to see beyond gender to find true love.
“I don’t think of it inherently as a gay story, but there are times where I would explain whether I’m talking to the editor or the composer or the actor… and I was like, it’s A’s coming-out story,” Sucsy told EW. “A has never shared any of these stories before so it’s like coming out and you’re taking a risk.”
Among A’s personas is Vic, played by transgender actor Ian Alexander from Netflix’s The OA.
Alexander tweeted about the trailer earlier today, writing “Baby’s first feature film.”
baby’s first feature film
— IAN – BAN ALL NAZIS YOU COWARDS (@ianaIexander) December 14, 2017
Sucsy says the younger generation “is already on a journey of evolution of seeing people in non-binary ways,” and he hopes the film encourages others to follow suit.
Written by Jesse Andrews (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), the film also features out actress Maria Bello, Justice Smith (The Get Down, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Owen Teague (It,), Jacob Batalon (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and Lucas Jade Zumann (20th Century Women).
Every Day arrives in theaters on February 23.