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The Last Summer (2019 film)

The Last Summer is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by William Bindley from a screenplay he co-wrote with Scott Bindley. The film stars KJ Apa, Maia Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Halston Sage and Tyler Posey.

The Last Summer
The Last Summer poster.jpg
Official poster
Directed byWilliam Bindley
Produced by
  • Mike Karz
  • William Bindley
  • Wayne Rice
Written by
  • Scott Bindley
  • William Bindley
Starring
Music byRyan Miller
CinematographyLuca Del Puppo
Edited by
Production
company
Gulfstream Pictures
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • May 3, 2019 (2019-05-03) (United States)
Running time
110 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

It was released on May 3, 2019, by Netflix.

CastEdit

  • KJ Apa as Griffin Hourigan
  • Maia Mitchell as Phoebe Fisher, Griffin's love interest.
  • Jacob Latimore as Alec, Erin's ex-boyfriend.
  • Halston Sage as Erin Sinclaire, Alec's ex-girlfriend.
  • Sosie Bacon as Audrey Jarvis, Erin's best friend.
  • Wolfgang Novogratz as Foster, Alec's best friend.
  • Gabrielle Anwar as Griffin's Mom
  • Ed Quinn as Griffin's Dad
  • Jacob McCarthy as Chad
  • Mario Revolori as Reece
  • Gage Golightly as Paige Wilcox, Alec’s new love interest and one of the popular girls in school
  • Norman Johnson, Jr. as Mason Riley
  • Tyler Posey as Ricky, Erin's new love interest and a rookie baseball player for the Chicago Cubs.
  • Audrey Grace Marshall as Lilah
  • Greer Grammer as Christine Purdy
  • Jackie Sandler as Tracey
  • Brenna Sherman as Sierra
  • Gabriel "Minnow" Vigliotti as Zachary
  • Ryan Hill as Garrett

ProductionEdit

In January 2018, it was announced that KJ Apa would star in The Last Summer, a film to be directed by William Bindley from a screenplay by Bindley and his brother, Scott Bindley. At the time, principal production was set to get underway in April 23, 2018.[1][2] In March 2018, Jacob Latimore joined the ensemble, with principal production pushed to May 7, 2018.[3][4] In April 2018, Maia Mitchell joined the cast to portray Apa's love interest in the film.[5] In May 2018, Tyler Posey and Forrest Goodluck joined the cast.[6][7]

In June 2018, it was announced that Netflix had acquired worldwide rights to the film with Halston Sage, Sosie Bacon, Gage Golightly, Wolfgang Novogratz, Jacob McCarthy, Mario Revolori (replacing Goodluck) and Gabrielle Anwar joining the ensemble cast.[8]

Principal photography commenced in May 2018.[9]

ReceptionEdit

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 20% based on 5 reviews, and an average rating of 4.65/10.[10]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Result Recipient(s) Ref.
2019 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer Movie The Last Summer Nominated [11]
Choice Summer Movie Actor KJ Apa Nominated
Choice Summer Movie Actress Maia Mitchell Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vlessing, Etan (January 31, 2018). "'Riverdale's' K.J. Apa to Star in Rom-Com 'The Last Summer'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  2. ^ McNary, Dave (January 31, 2018). "'Riverdale' Star KJ Apa to Lead Romantic Comedy 'The Last Summer'". Variety. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  3. ^ McNary, Dave (March 28, 2018). "'The Chi' Star Jacob Latimore Joins KJ Apa's 'The Last Summer'". Variety. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  4. ^ Vlessing, Etan (March 28, 2018). "'The Chi' Star Jacob Latimore Joins K.J. Apa in Rom-Com 'Last Summer'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  5. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (April 3, 2018). "'The Fosters' Star Maia Mitchell Cast In 'The Last Summer'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  6. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (May 23, 2018). "Tyler Posey To Co-Star In 'The Last Summer'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  7. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (May 31, 2018). "Paramount's 'What Men Want' Adds Shane Paul McGhie; Forrest Goodluck Cast In 'The Last Summer'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  8. ^ Kroll, Justin (June 7, 2018). "Netflix Acquires Rights to 'Last Summer' With 'Riverdale' Star K.J. Apa (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  9. ^ Hipes, Patrick (June 7, 2018). "Netflix Acquires Romantic Comedy 'The Last Summer' With K.J. Apa, Maia Mitchell & More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  10. ^ "The Last Summer (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  11. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (June 19, 2019). "Teen Choice Awards: 'Shadowhunters', 'Riverdale', 'The Flash' Lead Nominations". TVLine. Retrieved June 21, 2019.

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