Magazine article Screen International

Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman Drama 'Boy Erased' Lands at Focus

Magazine article Screen International

Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman Drama 'Boy Erased' Lands at Focus

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Russell Crowe also set to star in gay conversion therapy story.

Focus Features has acquired worldwide rights to Boy Erased, the coming-of-age drama from Joel Edgerton that will star Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe.

The project is based on Garrard Conley’s book Boy Erased: A Memoir Of Identity, Faith, And Family and Anonymous Content is producing the adaptation, which is expected to begin production this autumn for a 2018 theatrical release.

Lucas, who earned a suporting actor Oscar nod this year for Manchester By The Sea, will play Jared, the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents at the age of 19. …

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