Sundance Hit 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' Gets Summer Release Date

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'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl'

The drama, which won Sundance's grand jury prize and the U.S. dramatic audience award, stars Thomas Mann and Olivia Cooke.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, the drama weepie that swept this year's Sundance Film Festival, has a release date.

Fox Searchlight, which made its own drama acquiring the movie, will open the movie July 1 in a limited platform basis.

The drama stars Thomas Mann, who plays an awkward senior forced by his mother to spend time with a classmate he hasn't talked to since kindergarten, a girl just diagnosed with cancer. Olivia Cooke stars as the girl.

The movie adapts the book by Jesse Andrews and is directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.

After its premiere at Sundance, The Hollywood Reporter's review of the movie called it "a smart-ass charmer, merciless tearjerker and sincere celebration of teenage creativity."

The movie went on to win Sundance's U.S. dramatic grand jury prize and the U.S. dramatic audience award.

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