An impressive cast has come together for Boy Erased, based on Garrard Conley’s powerful memoir about being forced into gay conversion therapy. Alongside writer/director Joel Edgerton, the film also stars Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Cherry Jones, Michael “Flea” Balzary, Xavier Dolan, Troye Sivan, and Joe Alwyn.
The first images from the upcoming movie have now been released, which you can take a look at below.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘“Boy Erased” tells the story of Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. Boy Erased is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity.’
The movie is due in US cinemas on September 28th. No UK date has been announced yet. Take a look at the first pics from the movie below. [Read more…]