Chloë Grace Moretz has been set as the lead of The Miseducation of Cameron Post, an indie based on Emily Danforth’s hot-button 2012 coming-of-age novel about a young girl who is forced into a gay conversion therapy center. Desiree Akhavan, who wrote, directed and starred in the Sundance pic Appropriate Behavior, has come aboard to direct. She also adapted the screenplay with Cecilia Frugiuele.
American Honey star Sasha Lane also stars alongside Moretz, and John Gallagher Jr., Forrest Goodluck and Jennifer Ehle co-star. Beachside and Parkville Pictures are producing the indie, with Beachside fully financing. UTA is repping domestic rights.
Danforth’s novel centered on Cameron Post (Moretz), a 12-year-old Montana girl who is sent to live with her ultra-conservative aunt after her parents die in a crash. She develops a relationship with her best friend, who happens to be the prom queen, and is sent to a “de-gaying” camp that offers conversion therapy.
Michael B. Clark, Alex Turtletaub and Jonathan Montepare are producing alongside Frugiuele. Olivier Kaempfer and Akhavan are executive producers.