Hedges, no stranger to award season accolades, having appeared in acclaimed films like “Lady Bird” and “Manchester by the Sea,” is featured in another movie poised to be among next year’s contenders — “Boy Erased,” based on a memoir of the same name.
In the film, the son (Hedges) of a small-town Baptist pastor comes out to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe) and is told he will go to a so-called conversion therapy program or be shunned by those he loves most.
The World Health Organization declassified homosexuality as a mental condition in 1992.
“Boy Erased” will be released in November. The trailer for the film, which features a new song by Troye Sivan & Jónsi, was released Tuesday.
Joel Edgerton, best known for many for on-screen roles in movies like “Loving” and “Red Sparrow,” wrote, produced and directed the film. He also appears in the film.
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