Boy Erased is a 2018 American biographical drama film based on Garrard Conley’s 2016 memoir of the same name. It is written for the screen and directed by Joel Edgerton, who also produces with Kerry Kohansky Roberts and Steve Golin. The film stars Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Edgerton, and follows the son of Baptist parents who is forced to take part in a gay conversion therapy program.
Boy Erased premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on September 1, 2018, and screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2018. The film was released in the United States on November 2, 2018, by Focus Features and has grossed $4 million worldwide. It received generally positive reviews from critics, who mostly praised the performances of the cast.
Directed by: Joel Edgerton
Produced by: Kerry Kohansky Roberts, Steve Golin, Joel Edgerton
Written by: Joel Edgerton
Based on: Boy Erased by Garrard Conley
Starring: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton, Joe Alwyn, Xavier Dolan, Troye Sivan, Cherry Jones, Flea, Russell Crowe