Five Feet Apart is a 2019 American romantic drama film directed by Justin Baldoni and written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis. The film was inspired by the real life parallels between couple Dalton and Katie Prager’s matching cystic fibrosis diagnoses and cancer patients in the bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars . Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse play two young patients with cystic fibrosis, who try to have a relationship despite always being forced to stay a certain distance away from each other. It was released in the United States on March 15, 2019, by CBS Films. The film received mixed reviews from critics and has grossed over $80 million worldwide.