‘Clouds’ Trailer Brings The Heartwarming Story Of Zach Sobiech’s Viral Hit To Disney+

We’ve seen plenty, perhaps too many, movies about young people who find love while suffering from a terminal illness. But Disney’s upcoming film Clouds is a little bit different. For one thing, it’s based on the true story of singer Zach Sobiech, who performed the hit song “Clouds” and created a legacy that would last long after he was gone.

Fin Argus stars as Zach Sobiech, a talented musician suffering from osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. A member of the band A Firm Handshake, Zach became a Youtube phenomenon with the hit single “Clouds”, which he created with his best friend and bandmate Sammy, played by Sabrina Carpenter.

The film is based on Laura Sobiech’s memoir Fly a Little Higher: How God Answered a Mom’s Small Prayer in a Big Way. Laura is played by Neve Campbell, while others in the cast include Madison Iseman, Lil Rel Howery, and Tom Everett Scott.

Behind the camera is Five Feet Apart director Justin Baldoni, making him quite familiar with this brand of weeper.

Clouds arrives on Disney+ on October 16th.

SYNOPSIS: Today, Disney+ released the moving second trailer for “Clouds.” Inspired by an incredible true story, “Clouds” is a poignant and beautiful look at the heartbreaking duality of life and a testament to what can happen when you start to live as if each day might be your last. Zach Sobiech (Fin Argus) is a fun-loving high school student with raw musical talent living with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer. At the start of his senior year, he is ready to take on the world, however when he receives the news that the disease has spread, he and his best friend and songwriting partner, Sammy (Sabrina Carpenter), decide to spend Zach’s limited time following their dreams. With the help of Zach’s mentor and teacher, Mr. Weaver (Lil Rel Howery), Zach and Sammy are given the chance of a lifetime and are offered a record deal. Along with the support of the love of his life, Amy (Madison Iseman) and his parents, Rob and Laura (Tom Everett Scott and Neve Campbell); Zach embarks on an unforgettable journey about friendship, love and the power of music.

 

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