There's one reason and one reason only to see the new teen weepy Five Feet Apart – OK, two I guess, if your significant other drags you – and that's Haley Lu Richardson. In just a few short years, she's become one of the most magnetic presences in film. She's made memorable characters out of smaller roles, making her one of those actors who makes you happy every time you see her name in the credits.
Her first lead role is in this Fault in Our Stars rip-off. Richardson plays Stella, a teen with cystic fibrosis. During her hospital stay, she meets Will (Cole Sprouse), who also has CF. How are these two horny, lonely teenagers going to be able to keep their hands off each other when they risk death if they get closer than six feet? That's the answer CBS Films is hoping a lot of young people will want to find out.
You can discover if love conquers deadly diseases on Friday, March 15.