If I Stay (2014) Poster



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Chloë Grace Moretz had to learn how to play cello. She was not a successful cello player, so they had a double play the cello and then added Chloë's head into the frame.
The source novel has a sequel "Where She Went," told from Adam's perspective.
R.J. Cutler had given all the cast a personal iPod featuring the songs that he thought each character would listen to. Chloë Grace Moretz got an iPod with Classical music while Jamie Blackley got an iPod with Rock music.
Jamie Blackley had recorded all of his songs and sang them live.
Chloë Grace Moretz, who had short blonde hair at the time, wore a wig to fit the role of the movie.
In the book Adam's band was named "Shooting Star". But in the movie the band was named "Willamette Stone".
The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2009 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year.
The Instagram used by Liz, @liz_redhead, is real and still exists.
Dakota Fanning and Emily Browning were in talks to play Mia.
Set in Portland, Oregon, all filming was done in Vancouver, British Columbia, which is across the bay from Vancouver Island, home of BC's capital Victoria. If that's not confusing enough, Portland has a river border with Vancouver, Washington, named for the same 18th-century British sea captain. The fact that so many locations on both sides of the USA-Canada border have the word Vancouver in the name, is a source of considerable frustration to many residents therein.
Catherine Hardwicke was attached to direct, but was replaced by Brazilian filmmaker Heitor Dhalia, who also left the film later. On January 24, 2013, Moretz was officially cast to play the lead and R.J. Cutler was announced as the new director of the film.
Chloe Grace Moretz (Mia), Jamie Blackley (Adam) and Lina Liberato (Kim) became very good friends, nominating each other for the ALS ice bucket challenge.
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In December 2010, it was announced that a film based on the novel If I Stay was in the works at Summit Entertainment.
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In the book Teddy was in a separate hospital than Mia but in the movie they were both in the same hospital.

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