Netflix has released the official trailer for its upcoming romantic comedy Sierra Burgess Is A Loser.
Directed by Ian Samuels from a screenplay by Lindsey Beer, the film follows smart but unpopular high school girl Sierra (Shannon Purser, who plays Barb on Stranger Things) as she teams up with a more popular girl hoping to win over her crush, a sweet jock who thinks she’s someone else.
The cast also includes RJ Cyler, Noah Centineo, Will Peltz, Kristine Froseth, Lea Thompson, and Alan Ruck.
The trailer shows how the case of mistaken identity starts with a text message and goes on with Sierra chatting with him without revealing her true identity and finally asking Veronica, a popular classmate who was once bullying her, to help her win this boy over, since he thinks he’s talking to her.
“Do you think you could like me?” Sierra asks her crush, a popular football player, during one of their phone conversations. “Do you have any idea how it’s like to be a teenage girl and to look like this?” she also asks Veronica, crying.
“Sometimes, the bravest thing that you can do is to just be you” an onscreen line reads thoughtout the trailer, which is soundtracked by the 2014 single “Mess Is Mine” by the Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy, from his debut studio album, “Dream Your Life Away”.
The film is slated to be released worldwide on September 7.