If I Stay stars Chloë Grace Moretz playing a musical prodigy who's in a coma after a tragic car accident kills her entire family. She's left with a choice to live or die — a decision she has to make over the course of one fateful day. Full disclosure: There's a boy involved.
The film is based on the best-selling novel by Gayle Forman, and it is guaranteed to do boffo box-office numbers thanks to a built-in following. That bodes well for Moretz, who will be looking to convince audiences that she can convincingly play a romantic lead. It's unfamiliar territory for the 17-year-old star, who's trying to transition into more adult roles as she approaches her twenties. Judging by the wrenching trailer, our girl's gonna do just fine.
If I stay hits theaters August 22.