First Hol­ly­wood act­ing role for Dolan

Montreal Gazette - - CITY -

Que­bec writer-director-ac­tor Xavier Dolan is go­ing in front of the lens for Amer­i­can writer-di­rec­torac­tor Joel Edger­ton’s next film, Boy Erased, ac­cord­ing to the en­ter­tain­ment trade pa­per Va­ri­ety.

He will be joined by Rus­sell Crowe, Nicole Kid­man, Lu­cas Hedges (who was dis­cov­ered in Manch­ester by the Sea), Cherry Jones and Michael “Flea” Blazary of the Red Hot Chili Pep­pers. The film is an adap­ta­tion of the book Boy Erased: A Mem­oir of Iden­tity, Faith and Fam­ily, by Gar­rand Con­ley, and is the story of a young gay man (Hedges) fac­ing a tough choice: agree to con­ver­sion ther­apy or be ban­ished from his small town and re­jected by his min­is­ter fa­ther and friends and fam­ily. No word on what role Dolan will play.

Edger­ton (The Gift), like Dolan has so of­ten done (J’ai tué ma mère, Tom à la ferme), will serve as ac­tor, director and writer of the screen adap­ta­tion.

The film ap­pears slated for a 2018 re­lease and is cur­rently in pre-pro­duc­tion.

Com­ing off mixed re­views for his pre­vi­ous film, 2016’s Juste la fin du monde (It’s Only the End of the World), Dolan is await­ing the 2018 re­lease of his star-stud­ded English-lan­guage de­but, The Death and Life of John F. Dono­van.

Xavier Dolan

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