Watch: Chloe Moretz and Jamie Blackley in First Trailer for ‘If I Stay’


April 15, 2014 | Posted By In Videos | 3627 Views


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Chloe Moretz‘s Mia must choose between life or death as seen in the first trailer for R.J. Cutler‘s adaptation of the young adult novel “If I Stay.” And just like the novel it’s based on, the trailer appears to be about one thing, but quickly and suddenly becomes something else.

Based on the 2010 novel by Gayle Forman, “If I Stay” follows Mia (Moretz), a 17-year-old cellist with dreams of studying at Julliard. Her whole life is ahead of her. That is until one day she and her entire family are involved in a car accident that kills her parents and leaves her in a state of a coma. Now in an out of body experience in which she is able to see her loved ones, she is challenged with the dilemma of either choosing to wake up and face the aftermath of her accident or to simply die.

The 17-year-old starlet has quite the year ahead of her. In addition to starring in Steven Soderbergh’s Off-Broadway production of “The Library,” Moretz has roles in Lynn Shelton’s “Laggies,” Olivier Assayas’s “Clouds of Sils Maria,” Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s “Dark Places,” and Antoine Fuqua’s “The Equalizer” – all of which are expected to hit the big screen this year.

With an August 22 release date, “If I Stay” is likely to be the first release on that list. Until then, the first trailer below should be enough satisfy your Moretz fix!

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Alfonso Espina is a Toronto-based freelance writer and Ryerson University graduate. Espina has written for various websites, including The Huffington Post, Tribute, Next Projection, Broadway World, MuchMusic and Pop Wrapped.