"We have noticed a shift in behavior this year," Melanie Lynskey and Justin Long's characters are informed by their son's principal (played by Tony Hale) in the exclusive trailer for And Then I Go. "Was there any kind of traumatic event?"
"I got older," Edwin (newcomer Arman Darbo) responds.
The timely drama, from director Vincent Grashaw (Coldwater) and based on the Jim Shepard novel Project X, delves into the minds of Edwin and his best friend, Flake (Sawyer Barth), as middle school pranks and typical teenage pressures escalate to relentless bullying, bloody noses and a plan for "vengeance" that could lead to the unthinkable. As another tortured boy warns, "All I know is someone's gotta do something."
Here is the movie's official synopsis:
"In the cruel world of junior high, Edwin suffers in a state of anxiety and alienation alongside his only friend, Flake. Misunderstood by their families and demoralized at school daily, their fury simmers quietly until an idea for vengeance offers them a terrifying release.Based on the acclaimed novel PROJECT X by Jim Shepard, this unflinching look at adolescence explores how the powerful bonds of childhood friendship and search for belonging can become a matter of life or death.
And Then I Go is available digitally and On Demand on April 17.