Troye Sivan Joins Joel Edgerton’s Coming Out Drama ‘Boy Erased’

Social media star will appear alongside Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe and Edgerton in Focus Features release

Last Updated: August 30, 2017 @ 12:15 PM

Actor-musician and social media powerhouse Troye Sivan has joined the starry cast of Joel Edgerton‘s “Boy Erased.”

The memoir adaptation, billed as “coming-of-age and coming-out drama,” was written and directed by Edgerton, who also stars alongside Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman and “Manchester by the Sea” breakout Lucas Hedges.

Joining Sivan in this round of casting is buzzy French director Xavier Dolan, who will put on his acting hat, as well as Cherry Jones and Michael “Flea” Balzary from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The source material, Garrard Conley’s “Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family,” is the emotional tale of a young man outed as gay during his freshman year of college in Arkansas. Hedges will play the title character, renamed Jared, who must decide between attending a gay conversion therapy program or losing his family.

Emily Hinkler (“Tyler Perry’s Boo 2”), Jesse LaTourette (“Z Nation”), David Joseph Craig (“The Gift”), Théodore Pellerin (“It’s Only the End of the World”) and Britton Sear (“Vice Principals”) have also come on board.

Edgerton and Anonymous Content’s Kerry Kohansky-Roberts and Steve Golin are producers on the Focus Features release. Rebecca Yeldham, Ann Ruark and Anonymous Content’s Kim Hodgert and Tony Lipp are executive producers. Focus’ Preside of Production Josh McLaughlin is overseeing for the studio.

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