Joel Edgerton has been one of the most versatile actors of the last decade, in films as wide-ranging as Warrior, The Great Gatsby and Loving. He's also proven himself as a writer, with the female-led Western Jane Got a Gun and the ultra-creepy thriller The Gift.
For his second film as director, the Australian great is tackling Garrard Conley's memoir Boy Erased. As a teen, Conley was outed as gay to his religious conservative parents, and forced into a "conversion therapy" program in hopes of changing his sexuality.
In this adaptation, Academy Award nominee Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea) plays Jared, with Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe as his concerned parents. Take a look at the first images from the film below.
Boy Erased opens in limited release on Friday, September 28.