FIVE FEET APART
Haley Lu Richardson- Stella
Cole Sprouse- Will
Moises Arias- Poe
Kimberly Herbert Gregory- Nurse Barb
Haley Lu Richardson finds love at a distance in the new romantic drama “Five Feet Apart”.
Stella is a high school student that has spent most of her life in and out of hospitals battling Cystic Fibrosis. Stella is defined by her OCD mentality and her regimented treatment of her disease which she documents on her you tube channel. Poe, another patient battling CF, has know Stella since they were 7 years old and its like a homecoming when either checks back into the hospital for a “tune-up”.
This time there is a new patient named Will, another CF’er (name given to Cystic Fibrosis patients) that is in for an experimental treatment for a difficult bacterium that makes his CF inoperable. Will doesn’t share Stella’s discipline or positive attitude about their disease, having him angry, sarcastic and drawing most days and not doing his regiment of medications. This won’t sit with Stella who reminds Will that his treatment can help all of them, so he agrees to take his treatment seriously if Stella will let him sketch her. She agrees and the two kick off a friendship that nurse Barb feels can jeopardize both of their lives.