After We Collided Story Explained: Cast, Crew & Plot Summary

After We Collided is a romance-drama film based on the hit-novel, After We Collided by Anna Todd. After We Collided is the second film in the After film series.

The film was released in the United States on October 23, 2020, and was rated R. It was directed by Roger Kumble and written by Anna Todd and Mario Celya.

After We Collided Story Explained

Hardin Scott (Hero Fiennes Tiffin) and Tessa Young (Josephine Langford) go through the aftermath of their break up. While Hardin falls into some bad habits, Tessa, armed with a new confidence, lands the internship of her dreams at Vance Publishing company. While at Vance, she also grabs the attention of her handsome new co-worker Trevor (Dylan Sprouse), who is exactly the kind of guy she should be with. He is smart, funny, handsome and responsible; however, Tessa cannot get Hardin out of her head. He is after all, the love of her life. Even with all their misunderstandings and hardships, Tessa can’t deny the pull she feels towards Hardin. She wishes she could walk away…it’s just not that easy. Through all their ups and downs, the wrongs and rights, Hardin and Tessa will fight to be together… even if the universe wants them to be apart.

After We Collided Cast

Josephine Langford as Tessa Young

Hero Fiennes Tiffin as Hardin Scott

John Jackson Hunter as Young Hardin Scott

Dylan Sprouse as Trevor Matthews

Louise Lombard as Trish Daniels

Shane Paul McGhie as Landon Gibson

Candice King as Kimberly

Charlie Weber as Christian Vance

Khadijha Red Thunder as Steph Jones

Inanna Sarkis as Molly Samuels

Pia Mia as Tristan

Samuel Larsen as Zed Evans

Dylan Arnold as Noah Porter

Karimah Westbrook as Karen Scott

Rob Estes as Ken Scott

Selma Blair as Carol Young

Max Ragone as Smith Vance

Ariel Jasmine Ryther as Jamie

Ashley Lorenzo as Yoga Instructor

Stefan Rollins as Richard Young[1]

Saundra L. Neal as Uber Driver

Constance Michelle Payne as Zoe/Tattoo Artist

Vince Pisani as Hotel Manager

Chao Feng as Kevin Neal

Vanessa Dubasso as Ally

Sarah Rossman as Nadia

Anna Todd as Club Patron #1

Beatrice Kumble as Club Patron #2

Jennifer Gibgot as Club Patron #3

Release Dates

Most release dates for After We Collided were announced on July 15, 2020. The US release date came on July 27, 2020. This is the most up-to-date worldwide list for known release dates for After We Collided.

September 2, 2020 (Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom, Ireland)

September 3, 2020 (Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Ukraine)

September 4, 2020 (Bulgaria, Finland)

September 10, 2020 (Australia, Middle East, Denmark)

September 11, 2020 (Canada, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania)

September 17, 2020 (Russia, Serbia. Montenegro, Slovenia)

September 18, 2020 (South Africa, Turkey)

October 10, 2020 (Netherlands)

October 14, 2020 (Belgium)

October 23, 2020 (United States)

December 22, 2020 (Italy, UK, France: via Amazon Prime)

December 22, 2020 (USA: via Netflix)

January 1, 2021 (Spain: via Amazon Prime)

After We Collided Facts/Trivia

The film is rated R per Anna Todd’s new contract.

On August 7, 2019, Roger Kumble was announced to be the new director of the project.

After We Collided features Hardin providing the overall voiceover for the film, as opposed to Tessa, who did the voiceover for After.

Anna Todd has a cameo in the film as a nightclub patron, who responds on which she books she likes best.

After We Collided takes place one month after the events of After.

The film was originally given 37 days to film. For unknown reasons, the film had to be shot in 25 days instead.

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Larry Reibman was hired as a last-minute cinematographer to help finish the film on time.

Josephine Langford (Tessa Young) had to learn how to ice skate for a scene.

Selma Blair filmed several scenes for the film despite her ongoing battle with MS.

Following the footsteps of its predecessor, information regarding the film was leaked to social media either illegally or accidentally. Much of said content has since been deleted, with legal action being taken by Anna Todd and the companies responsible for After We Collided.

On December 6, 2019, an illegal foreign trailer for the film was leaked.

On January 6, 2020, there was a major content leak when Anna Todd released information to her friends in a group chat. The content included two clips from the film and a (presumably) behind the scenes photo. The information was leaked by one or more members.

On December 24, 2019, After Movie released an exclusive Christmas-video featuring Hardin, Tessa, and Santa. The video is not featured in the film.

On December 24, 2019, Anna responded to fans on Twitter.

She said that the film wouldn’t be released in February, despite fan speculation.

She had a rough date for the teaser release, however, it was up to the distributors when it would come out. She described the teaser as “fire”.

On January 22, 2020, Samuel Larsen and Louise Lombard did ADR work for After We Collided. Inanna Sarkis, Khadijha Red Thunder and Josephine Langford did ADR a few days later. Hero Fiennes Tiffin was able to do his ADR from England.

Also on July 15, the first teaser poster and banner were released and featured an edited still from the film with Hardin and Tessa.

On July 20, 2020, the third clip from the film was released. It featured Tessa entering Vance Publishing and meeting Trevor Matthews for the first time in the elevator. She also met Kimberly in person. The clip is the longest clip to-date with a length of one minute and twenty seconds.

On July 22, 2020, the official movie poster and banner were released – both with coming soon air dates.

On July 27, 2020, the official trailer for After We Collided was released.

Dove Cameron has two songs as part of the movie. One in the trailer, We Belong, and So Good, heard during the shower sex scene.

Roger Kumble reworked certain aspects of the script and production so Selma Blair could have a part in the film despite her ongoing struggle with MS.

To create author names at Vance Publishing, Anna and Roger combined names of some fan accounts.

Dylan Sprouse wrapped filming two-weeks before Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin.

A duplicate of Anna Todd’s Wuthering Heights was used in AWC, only due to production having lost her original copy for a week while filming After.

Despite the film being released on digital for purchase on October 23rd, 2020, the deleted scenes from the film will not be available then but instead, at another point in time. Roger Kumble teased that the scenes weren’t “deleted”, but instead, “edited out” of the film.

Speaking more on scenes that were deleted or cut out, Roger confirmed which scenes were actually shot versus those that fans had speculated were filmed and believed to be true.

There is an Easter egg to director Roger Kumble’s iconic directorial film, Cruel Intentions, that is noted for its similar plots to After.

Josephine and Hero found it “freeing” and “realistic” to have the R-rating open the ability to curse.

The shower scene was the heaviest choreographed scene in the film.

The baby photo of Hardin in Ken’s house is a real childhood photo of Hero Fiennes Tiffin. Production had him send a photo in for them to use.

Anna had to fight with the higher-ups to allow the cast and crew to share any type of behind the scenes content from the film.

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While filming a club scene with Charlie Weber (Christian Vance), Dylan Sprouse (Trevor Matthews), and Josephine Langford (Tessa Young), the cast and crew were surprised at how sexy Jo was and how she was dancing.

Bloopers are included in the DVD package. Roger Kumble ensured that they had bloopers.

He confirmed this again on November 10, 2020, when he replied to a fan on Twitter saying that he was prepping for commentary, while the bloopers were waiting for legal approval from the actors involved.

While some behind the scenes content were taken, the process of getting them approved and financially backed was too complicated. There most likely won’t be a behind the scenes reel. Anna got a lot of content herself as they didn’t have a social media producer on set. It should be noted that behind the scenes content is different than promotional content.

Because the first film was written and made in a certain way, it changed the plot and events of After We Collided. Because they couldn’t “undo” the events they had to do the best they could to evolve the plot. One of the things the producers were able to change from the first film was Hessa’s apartment. The new set designer was able to redo the apartment so Hessa had a bedroom and the bathroom was readjusted.

The first scene Josephine Langford (Tessa Young) shot in the film was her standing behind a curtain reacting to something.

Because of the hype around the fucking Trevor statements, production decided to make a big deal out of the first time Hardin calls Trevor, fucking Trevor.

The film was made available in Italy, United Kingdom, and France on December 22, 2020. The Spain release date was January 1, 2021.

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