BOY ERASED and ON THE BASIS OF SEX Release Date Announcements
Focus Features will release Anonymous Content’s BOY ERASED on November 2, 2018 (limited), moving off of September 28, and Participant Media’s ON THE BASIS OF SEX on December 25, 2018 (limited), moving off of November 9, both in North America.
About BOY ERASED:
Academy Award® nominee Lucas Hedges (Manchester By the Sea) stars alongside Academy Award® winners Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”, The Hours) and Russell Crowe (Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind) in Anonymous Content’s BOY ERASED. Joel Edgerton (The Gift, Loving) directs, writes, produces and co-stars in the emotional coming-of-age and coming out drama about a young man’s journey to self-acceptance.
BOY ERASEDtells the story of Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Kidman and 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.
Edgerton produces alongside Anonymous Content’s Kerry Kohansky-Roberts and Steve Golin, an Academy Award-winning producer of Best Picture Oscar winner Spotlight. Troye Sivan, Xavier Dolan, Cherry Jones, Michael “Flea” Balzary, Joe Alwyn, Emily Hinkler, Jesse LaTourette, David Joseph Craig, Théodore Pellerin, Madelyn Cline, and Britton Sear co-star. BOY ERASED will be released by Focus Features.
About ON THE BASIS OF SEX
Academy Award® nominee Felicity Jones stars in ON THE BASIS OF SEX, the inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. The feature will premiere in 2018 in line with Justice Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court.
For ON THE BASIS OF SEX, Jones is joined by co-stars Armie Hammer as Marty Ginsburg, Justin Theroux, Academy Award® winner Kathy Bates, Academy Award® nominee Sam Waterston, Jack Reynor, and Cailee Spaeny. Mimi Leder (Deep Impact, “The Leftovers”) directs with Robert Cort producing a screenplay written by Daniel Stiepleman. ON THE BASIS OF SEXwill be released by Focus Features.