For decades, filmmakers have been trying to capture the angst and unpredictable nature of the high school teenager. There are only a handful who have succeeded (John Hughes and Richard Linklater to name a couple), but after watching the trailer for 'Norman,' director Jonathan Segal may soon add his name to the list.

'Norman' follows the story of Norman Long ('Cougar Town' co-star Dan Byrd), a high-school student attempting to deal with his mom's death and his father's stomach cancer (Academy Award -nominee Richard Jenkins plays his dad). To help him cope with the situation, he soon finds himself faking cancer.

You can watch the trailer for the film below. 'Norman' hits theaters Oct. 21.

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