Chloe Grace Moretz to Star in Gay Conversion Therapy Adaptation ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’
Only months after temporarily dropping out of the acting game to take some time for herself and “reassess” her choices, Chloe Grace Moretz has signed on to star in the onscreen adaptation of The Miseducation of Cameron Post, a coming-of-age novel dealing with gay conversion therapy.
Deadline reports that Moretz will be starring in the title role of the film which Desiree Akhavan will direct. Akhavan wrote, directed, and starred in 2015’s Appropriate Behavior, about a girl from a traditional Persian family who struggles with her identity as a closeted bisexual. American Honey breakout Sasha Lane will also star alongside Moretz, as will Jennifer Ehle, John Gallagher Jr., and Forrest Goodluck. Author Emily Danforth wrote her 2012 novel in part inspired by Zach Stark, a Tennessee teen who was sent to a conversion camp after coming out to his parents.
Here is the plot of the book, according to Deadline:
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.
When Moretz decided to take a break from acting, she said, “I pulled the plug on all my movies because I want to reassess who I am and find myself within my roles again. I’m realizing that I can slow down.” Moretz has especially been showing off her comedy chops lately in movies like Kick-Ass and Neighbors 2, but she’s also proven she’s not averse to more subtle roles in dramas like Clouds of Sils Maria. She’s also signed on to star with Tilda Swinton in the Suspiria remake.