FilmRise has acquired the North American rights to Sundance Dramatic Grand Jury Prize-winning drama The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which will get a summer release this year. Directed by Desiree Akhavan, the coming-of-age film stars Chloë Grace Moretz, John Gallagher Jr., Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck, and Jennifer Ehle.
It follows the titular character (Moretz), who is sent to a gay conversion therapy center run by the strict and severe Dr. Lydia Marsh (Ehle) and her brother, Reverend Rick (Gallagher Jr.). In the face of intolerance and denial, Cameron meets a group of fellow sinners including the amputee stoner Jane (Lane), and her friend, the Lakota Two-Spirit, Adam (Goodluck). Together, this group of teenagers form an unlikely family and fight to survive.
The pic is based on Emily M. Danforth’s novel of the same name, which Akhavan and Cecilia Frugiuele adapted for the screen. Michael B. Clark and Alex Turtletaub of Beachside produced the pic with Cecilia Frugiele of Parkville Pictures and Jonathan Montepare. Akhavan and Parkville’s Olivier Kaempfer exec produced the film, while Beachside financed.
The deal was negotiated between Fisher and FilmRise’s Faye Tsakas with UTA Independent Film Group and Endeavor Content.