Casting announcement for Boy Erased at Variety
Joel Edgerton will direct and star with Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman – a trio of Antipodeans – in a film for Focus Features based on “Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family.” Other casting includes Flea – of Red Hot Chili Peppers – Cherry Jones, Xavier Dolan and Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea). Excerpt:
The film will tell 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 gay conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.