Jaden Smith sets out to show that life is worth living in the first trailer for Life of the Year.
The heart-wrenching film stars Smith, 22, as Daryn, a 17-year-old student with his life ideally prepared to succeed. But when he encounters Cara Delevingne’s Isabel in an ice cream bar, Daryn disrupts everything when he figures out that Isabel has just a year to live.
Delevingne previewed the Entertainment Weekly movie
“I have a plan Izzy, we’re live our whole life, all of the milestones, all in this year,” Daryn tells her.
“Go away, Daryn. I don’t believe in happy endings,” Isabel responded.
“Believe in me,” says Daryn.
Delevingne previewed the Entertainment Weekly movie, advising fans to expect a lot of weeping.
Delevingne, 28, also spoke about the chance to play a character through terminal cancer.
“As an actor, to be a vessel to understand what it takes to have something like stage three ovarian cancer, it’s not a dream role obviously, but in a way, it’s an incredible gift to be given, especially when you put in the work,” Delevingne said of the role. “[I’ve worked with] this girl who has survived stage three ovarian cancer… and to be able to meet these people to show a tale of resilience and hardship and family, friends, and help and what it takes to delve into that it was so unique to me.
When Director Mitja Okorn called everyone together to read the first table, he knew he had the right partners when Will wouldn’t hide because he was weeping.
“Once the script reading started, everyone started hiding that they’re going to cry, and then Will Smith didn’t care and just cried,” he told EW. “I’m like, ‘Oh, great. I can work with this.’ And when we were shooting all these emotional scenes later, Will Smith is sitting behind me sobbing.”