Now she’s found another of those projects, as THR reports that she’s set to star in The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which takes a look at the issues surrounding gay conversion therapy.
The movie is based on Emily Danforth’s coming-of-age novel, which ‘is set in 1993 and follows a girl forced into gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with the prom queen.’ The film will see ‘Moretz as Cameron, an orphan who’s taken in by her ultra-conservative aunt. American Honey breakout star Lane will play Cameron’s friend and fellow “disciple” at the conversion therapy clinic to which they are sent. The cast also includes John Gallagher Jr. (Short Term 12), Forrest Goodluck (The Revenant) and Jennifer Ehle (A Quiet Passion).’
Desiree Akhavan will direct. She is best known for the excellent Appropriate Behaviour about the life of a bisexual Iranian-American, who’s looking for a new direction in life. She also recently signed on to be the lead in the UK comedy series, The Bisexual.
Gay-themed projects are certainly close to Moretz’s heart, as she has previously talked about how seeing her two gay brothers come out and get bullied for their sexuality helped motivate her to fight for LGBT and other rights.