Magazine article Screen International

Jim Sturgess Joins Kristen Stewart in JT Leroy Biopic

Magazine article Screen International

Jim Sturgess Joins Kristen Stewart in JT Leroy Biopic

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EXCLUSIVE: Fortitude closes deals on Justin Kelly project.

UK actor Jim Sturgess has joined Kristen Stewart, Diane Kruger and Laura Dern in Justin Kelly's upcoming JT Leroy biopic, which is shooting preliminary footage here in Cannes. Fortitude International is handling sales on the project and has struck a multi-territory deal with a studio, which can't be announced yet, as well as a deal with Pony Canyon for Japan.

Cassian Elwes is financing and producing the film with Julie Yorn, Patrick Walmsley, Mark Amin, and Thor Bradwell. Executive producers are Fortitude's Nadine de Barros, with Cami Winikoff, Tyler Boehm, as well as Wayne Godfrey and Robert Jones of the Fyzz Facility, which is fully financing the feature.

It's based on the true story of two women who created a fake child author persona, tricking the literary community and the Hollywood elite before the hoax was exposed. …

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