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Trailer Watch: Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller Fall in Love in James Ponsoldt's 'The Spectacular Now'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 20, 2013 at 1:36PM

The first trailer for James Ponsoldt's coming-of-age entry "The Spectacular Now," which won the Special Jury Prize at this year's Sundance, has landed. Starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller, the film centers on the unlikely romance between hard-partying high school senior Sutter (Teller) and introverted Aimee (Woodley). Watch below.
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Spectacular Now

The first trailer for James Ponsoldt's coming-of-age entry "The Spectacular Now," which won the Special Jury Prize at this year's Sundance, has landed. Starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller, the film centers on the unlikely romance between hard-partying high school senior Sutter (Teller) and introverted Aimee (Woodley). Watch below.

"The Spectacular Now" is co-penned by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber of "500 Days of Summer," with Mary Elizabeth Winstead (star of Ponsoldt's previous feature "Smashed"), Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bob Odenkirk rounding out the cast.

Woodley currently graces the cover of the new Entertainment Weekly for upcoming YA would-be franchise "Divergent"; meanwhile, news broke yesterday that she was cut from the upcoming "Amazing Spider-Man 2," in which she was cast as Mary Jane.

"The Spectacular Now" hits theaters August 2, via A24.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.