Into every generation there is a chosen one, she alone will guard against the… hang on. That’s the intro the Buffy. But the high school element is the link here – and Joss Whedon ingeniously twinned the horror of high school and the supernatural.

No vampires here, but the awkwardness of adolescence is all around Haliee Steinfeld in The Edge of Seventeen, the debut film from Kelly Fremon Craig. Out in cinemas on the 30th of November this new trailer gives us a good idea of what’s to come. Steinfeld has come a long way since working with The Coens on True Grit, but TEOS seems like more familiar ground for a young actress in Hollywood. Here’s hoping there’s some biting momentum to propel us off the edge.

Here’s your trailer

Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson)

All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all.

The film also stars Kyra Sedgwick as Nadine’s well-meaning but completely ineffective mother, and Woody Harrelson as Nadine’s History teacher, mentor and reluctant sounding board.