‘Boy Erased’ Helmer Joel Edgerton On How The Film “Doesn’t Demonize Religion” – Toronto Studio

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Deadline—Joel Edgerton is marking his second directorial outing with Boy Erased, which follows a son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is forced into attending a gay conversion therapy program. Based on the 2016 memoir Boy Erased: A Memoir by Garrard Conley, the film, starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, as well as Edgerton, screened at Toronto Film Festival before its November 2 theatrical release via Focus Features. During his stop at Deadline’s…

Tim Sutton On His Brutal Recession Noir ‘Donnybrook’: “I Didn’t Want To Make A Fight Film” – Toronto Studio. Tim Sutton's Donnybrook got the Platform strand off to a bracing start, with its stark portrayal of the effects of meth addiction on rural America. Based on the 2012 novel by Frank Bill, it stars Jamie Bell as Jarhead Earl, an ex-soldier who needs to find some extra cash, fast, while his wife's homicidal dealer (Frank Grillo) pursues. Said Sutton, "The movie deals with a group of people who are on their way to a bare-knuckle cage fight in the middle of the woods where the…