Boy Erased — Official Trailer

source:   www.focusfeatures.com

added: Tue, Jul 17th '18

Oscar-nominated actor Lucas Hedges (of "Manchester by the Sea" and "Lady Bird" fame) portrays a sexually conflicted young man who is forced into conversion therapy when he confesses to his religious parents that he's gay in the first official trailer for "Boy Erased."

Oscar-winners Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman also star in the potential awards contender as the boy's Baptist pastor father and religious mother. Joel Edgerton (star of Loving, Warrior, and Bright) co-stars as the strict church counselor who supervises the controversial gay conversion therapy program.

Edgerton also writes and directs the Arkansas-set drama -- it's his second outing as a feature director, following his acclaimed thriller "The Gift."

"Boy Erased" tells the heart-breaking true story of Garrard Conley, who, at 19, was given an ultimatum by his devoutly religious parents to undergo a church-supported gay conversion therapy program or risk losing his family forever. Conley detailed his powerful journey in his best-selling memoir "Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family," for which the film is based.

"Boy Erased," which also co-stars Cherry Jones, Xavier Dolan, and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Michael "Flea" Balzary, in a rare acting turn as a conversion therapy counselor, is slated for a November 2nd theatrical release.

synopsis:
"Boy Erased" tells the story of Jared (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell 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.

 

directed by   Joel Edgerton

starring   Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton, Cherry Jones, Michael "Flea" Balzary, Xavier Dolan, Troye Sivan, Joe Alwyn, Emily Hinkler, Jesse LaTourette, David Joseph Craig, Theodore Pellerin, Madelyn Cline, Britton Sear

release date   November 2, 2018 (in select theaters)

 
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