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'This Is Us' creator has a new movie — and we're already crying at the trailer

If you haven't had a good long cry since the "This Is Us" season finale aired back in March, just grab a hanky and hit play.
/ Source: TODAY

If you haven't had a good long cry since the "This Is Us" season finale aired back in March, grab a hankie and hit play on this trailer for a tearjerker drama the creator of the hit show is bringing to the big screen.

"Life Itself" comes from "This Is Us" mastermind Dan Fogelman, who serves as both writer and director for this generations-spanning, star-studded film that focuses on how love and loss intertwine with life.

The cast includes Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Olivia Cooke, Sergio Peris- Mencheta, Laia Costa, Alex Monner and Mandy Patinkin.

The trailer only gives a taste of the story to come, but there's something about the focus on the bonds that tie people together that instantly bonds viewers to the characters — much like a certain series did as soon as it debuted.

While Fogelman and those dramatic family feels might be the only connections between this story and "This Is Us" — which was originally planned as a film before being reworked for the small screen — one very familiar face to fans of the show has already seen it and given it her thumbs up.

"Everything @Dan_Fogelman touches is brilliant—life-affirming, heart breaking and everything in between," wrote Mandy Moore. "This movie is no exception and I can’t wait to see it again."

And she's not the only one who's offering up a glowing review after getting an early viewing.

"Complex, romantic, shocking, mysterious, moving... like life itself!" wrote Fogelman's friend and fan — and all-around legend — Barbara Streisand. "Everything you want in a movie."

The rest of us will get to see for ourselves, but we'll have to wait a bit. "Life Itself" will open in theaters Sept. 21.

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