AceShowbiz - Open Road Films has released the first trailer for "Midnight Sun", a romantic drama based on a 2006 Japanese film of the same name and known in Japan as "Taiyo No Uta". The trailer features Bella Thorne as Ketie Price, a teenage girl who only comes out at night as she is suffering from an extreme sensitivity to the sun.
The approximately two-and-a-half-minute trailer opens with Katie saying in voiceover that she dreams of feeling "the warm of the sun in my skin, and the comfort of arms around me, and I want to stay there forever." But it would be impossible, as she has "a severe sensitive to sunlight." Her doctor says that every year it "becomes more serious."
The condition makes Katie only come out at night. She can be seen in one scene playing the guitar at the train station. There, she is approached and greeted by her longtime crush, Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger). The following scenes show how Katie and Charlie slowly but surely become closer, before they realize that their feelings are mutual after spending several nights together.
The couple looks so in love with each other, with them sharing kisses during their nights out, when they go to the beach and when they watch the stars. Katie first refuses to tell him the truth about her health, and things turn emotional when she finally tells him about her ailment. He has no issue with it though, and they decide to face her challenge together.
"Midnight Sun" is a romantic tearjerker about 17-year-old Katie Price (Bella), sheltered at home since childhood with a rare genetic condition, a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. Having only her father Jack (Rob Riggle) for company, Katie's world opens up after dark when she ventures outside to play her guitar.
One night, her dreams come true when she's noticed and asked out by her longtime crush Charlie (Patrick), whom she's secretly watched from her bedroom window for years. As they embark on nightly summer excursions, Katie's risk to sunlight grows and she's presented with the gut-wrenching dilemma of whether she can live a normal life with her newfound soul mate.
Directed by Scott Speer with a scrip provided by Eric Kirsten, the film also stars Quinn Shephard, Tiera Skovbye, Ken Tremblett, Jenn Griffin and Nicholas Coombe. The romantic drama is scheduled to arrive in theaters across the nation on March 23 next year.