IF I STAY is an upcoming drama thriller film directed by R.J. Cutler and written by Shauna Cross. It stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Lauren Lee Smith, Liana Liberato, Jamie Blackley, Aliyah O’Brien, Joshua Leonard, and Jakob Davies.
Based on the young adult novel written by Gayle Forman, the story centers on Mia (Moretz), a young cellist with nothing but boundless opportunities on the horizon. She’s been accepted into Julliard. She’s falling in love with a guitarist named Adam (Blackley). Her torn feelings between her professional and personal future are the greatest conflicts in her life. Mia’s world is turned upside down during a horrific car accident that kills her parents (Enos and Leonard), and leaves Mia in a coma. She has an existential, out-of-body experience where she realizes she has a choice to make: stay alive and struggle through the extraordinarily difficult tragedy, or allow herself to pass on.