Hannah Marks’ ‘Turtles All The Way Down’ Sets Max Premiere Date; Watch The Trailer

Max said Wednesday that its adaptation of John Green’s bestseller Turtles All the Way Down, from director Hannah Marks (Don’t Make Me Go), has been slated for release on Thursday, May 2.

Check out a trailer above.

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Hailing from New Line Cinema and Temple Hill, Turtles All the Way Down tackles anxiety through its 17-year-old protagonist, Aza Holmes (Isabela Merced). It’s not easy being Aza, but she’s trying … trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, and a good student, all while navigating an endless barrage of invasive, obsessive thoughts that she cannot control. When she reconnects with Davis (Felix Mallard), her childhood crush, Aza is confronted with fundamental questions about her potential for love, happiness, friendship and hope.

Also starring Maliq Johnson, Cree, Poorna Jagannathan, Judy Reyes and J. Smith-Cameron, the film was written by the This Is Us duo of Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker, who also exec produced alongside Richard Brener, Nikki Ramey and Paulina Sussman for New Line Cinema, as well as Laura Quicksilver, Bart Lipton, Green and Rosianna Halse Rojas. Pic’s producers are Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner.

Green is otherwise best known for his 2012 romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars, centered on a meet-cute of cancer patients, which was adapted into a 20th Century Fox film starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Nat Wolff. Directed by Josh Boone, the pic grossed over $307 million worldwide. Previously, the author also saw his book Paper Towns adapted into a Fox romance starring Wolff and Cara Delevingne, with Hulu adapting his book Looking for Alaska as a miniseries led by Charlie Plummer and Kristine Froseth.

Marks, as Deadline first reported, recently was tapped to direct the crypto heist pic Razzlekhan, inspired by a 2022 article in the New York Times, for Amazon MGM Studios. She peviously directed John Cho and Mia Isaac in the father-daughter drama Don’t Make Me Go for Prime Video, which premiered at the Tribeca Festival. Other past features from the actor-turned-filmmaker include the Tribeca prizewinner Mark, Mary & Some Other People and After Everything, starring Jeremy Allen White.

Previously, she co-wrote and starred in the indie comedy Banana Split featuring Liana Liberato and Dylan Sprouse.

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