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EXCLUSIVE: Jane Mendelsohn’s Innocence YA Book Comes to Life in New Movie Clip

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The next YA book-turned-movie is closer than you think. No, we’re not talking about The Maze Runner (in theaters September 19). Today, it’s all about Innocence, based on Jane Mendelsohn‘s young adult novel of the same name.

In case you’re not familiar, here’s the official synopsis: “Haunted by the death and dreams of her beloved mother in a Montauk surfing accident, 16-year-old Beckett (Sophie Curtis) and her father, novelist Miles Warner, move to Manhattan and attempt to piece together their shattered life. Now enrolled at the exclusive Hamilton preparatory school, her psychosis and hallucinations intensify with the dubious suicides of current and past students, as does her first love for Tobey Crawford (Graham Phillips). The discovery that her new school may be run by a coven of beautiful and seductive women who perpetuate their youth by drinking the blood of virgins becomes the ultimate challenge of Beckett and Tobey’s young lives.”



Intense, right? But don’t be too disturbed. In fact, let us lighten the mood with the clip above, which features Sophie and Graham’s characters awkwardly flirting over skateboarding and surfing.

Innocence hits theaters on Friday, September 5. Until then, watch our exclusive footage, and make sure to check out the trailer here:



Still not enough? Here’s the official poster:

Scion Pictures

Scion Pictures

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