Boy Erased is an upcoming coming-of-age drama film based on Garrard Conley’s memoir
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.
Joel Edgerton stars in the film as the leader of the gay conversation therapy program. The film is the latest lead role for rising star Lucas Hedges, who has been at the center of recent best picture nominees such as “Manchester by the Sea,” “Lady Bird,” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” His supporting turn in “Manchester” earned him an Oscar nomination.