When geeky high-school valedictorian Denis Cooverman (Paul Rust) throws caution to the wind by expressing his love for popular cheerleader Beth Cooper (Hayden Panettiere) during his graduation speech, life finally starts to get interesting in this coming-of-age comedy adapted from the book by journalist/author/screenwriter Larry Doyle. Directed by Christopher Columbus, I Love You, Beth Cooper promises to be one of the most surprising hits of the summer. To watch our exclusive interview with Chris Columbus and star Hayden Panettiere, click on the clip below:

I Love You, Beth Cooper opens July 10th, 2009.