It seems like Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda is going to be the YA movie of our dreams! Earlier this week it was announced that Jennifer Garner is in final talks with Fox 2000 to join the cast as Simon’s mother. We can’t think of a better decision so we are in full support of this decision! Katherine Langford, Nick Robinson (Everything, Everything), Alexandra Ship, and Logan Miller will star along side Garner.
If you are a 00’s kid, you will most remember Jennifer Garner in her role as the kickass spy, Sydney Bristow from the show Alias. Or perhaps you remember her in 13 Going on 30. She then went on and played Elektra in the Ben Affleck Daredevil movie (which we have all mutually agreed to pretend never happened) and lately has been starring in other Mom-type roles in movies such as Juno, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and Miracles from Heaven. So with these credentials, we have 100% confidence that she is the best possible choice to play our beloved Simon’s mother!
As for direction, Greg Berlanti is signed on to this project. In the past, Berlanti has produced successful TV shows such as Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. We are feeling confident that he is the perfect person to bring Simon to life and can’t wait to see the movie magic! Fault In Our Stars producers Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner at Temple Hill along with Divergent producer Pouya Shahbazian at New Leaf have committed to the project as well.
Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda follows the story of Simon Spier, a 16-year-old not-so-openly gay student. When an email written by Simon falls into the wrong hands, he becomes at risk of his secret going public. Simon is forced to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out— in a way that won’t alienate his friends, compromise himself or ruin a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he hasn’t even met yet.
You guys, I have loved Jennifer Garner for decades. This doesn't feel real. (Also DOESN'T SHE LOOK LIKE NICK ROBINSON?!) https://t.co/MQx0q2DRhd
— Becky Albertalli Updates (@beckyalbertalli) February 22, 2017
P.s. @BeckyAlbertalli, we totally agree. Nick Robinson and Jennifer Garner look A LOT alike. It’s a match made in YA movie heaven. 👏👏👏👏
Who else thinks the Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda Cast is LITERALLY perfect?
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