9:30 am EDT, April 7, 2014

‘If I Stay’ movie first look shows Chloë Grace Moretz as Mia

The first photo from the If I Stay movie adaptation has been released.

If I Stay stars Chloë Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley are featured in the first still, and appear to be taking a selfie. Moretz and Blackley portray Mia and her boyfriend Adam, in the adaptation of Gayle Forman’s bestselling novel.

This first image was released by Entertainment Weekly, before appearing on the @IfIStay official Twitter account.

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If I Stay will release on August 22, 2014 in the United States. An international release is currently unconfirmed.

Author Gayle Forman is an executive producer on the film. When we spoke to Forman last year, she said of the casting, “It’s mind-blowing how perfect they are: First Chloe, then Mireille [Enos], then Jamie and Liana [Liberato].” But don’t expect to see Forman in the film; when we asked about the possibility of a cameo, she said, “I don’t think I want to. I’m liking my role behind the scenes.”

Read more: Author and executive producer Gayle Forman speaks exclusively to Hypable

If I Stay stars Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass) and Jamie Blackley (Snow White and the Huntsman) alongside Mireille Enos, Liana Liberato, and Joshua Leonard. The film is directed by RJ Cutler (Nashville), with a screenplay by Shauna Cross (Whip It). The adaptation was picked up by MGM in June, after originally being optioned by Summit Entertainment.

If I Stay follows Mia (Moretz), who is left in a coma after a catastrophic car accident. The story is told through flashbacks, showing Mia’s relationship with her family and boyfriend Adam (Blackley), as she must decide whether to wake up, or to leave forever. The book was first published in 2009; Forman released a sequel, Where She Went, in 2011.

Thanks to Kim for the tip.

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