"Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe" is based on the 2012 novel by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Max Pelayo and Reese Gonzales are leading a coming-of-age story in Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.

The young actors star in the upcoming Aitch Alberto-written-and-directed film set in 1987 El Paso, Texas, and centered on the trials and tribulations of boys turning into men.

Aristotle and Dante, whose trailer PEOPLE is exclusively debuting, follows Aristotle Mendoza (played by Pelayo) and Dante Quintana (played by Gonzales), two Mexican-American teens who cross paths in a swimming pool and go on to "explore a new, unusual friendship and the difficult road to self-discovery," according to a release.

The trailer opens with Aristotle walking on a dusty path alone as he narrates the story about to unfold. Viewers soon see the pool scene where a boy who goes by Dante introduces himself to Aristotle — who tells him, “Everyone calls me Ari” — and offers to teach Ari how to swim.

Check out the full trailer and article here