Freak Show (film)
Freak Show is an American drama film directed by Trudie Styler and written by Patrick J. Clifton & Beth Rigazio, based on the novel of the same name by James St. James. The film stars Alex Lawther, Abigail Breslin, Bette Midler, AnnaSophia Robb, Ian Nelson, Lorraine Toussaint, Willa Fitzgerald and Laverne Cox.
|Directed by||Trudie Styler|
|Based on||Freak Show
by James St. James
|Music by||Dan Romer|
|Edited by||Sarah Flack|
|Distributed by||IFC Films (US)|
The film had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 14, 2017.
- Alex Lawther as Billy Bloom, a funny, good-hearted teen and the new student at an ultra-conservative high school.
- Eddie Schweighardt as young Billy Bloom
- Abigail Breslin as Lynette, the head cheerleader and high school queen bee, and Billy's rival.
- Bette Midler as Muv, Billy's mother.
- Larry Pine as Billy's father.
- AnnaSophia Robb as "Blah Blah Blah".
- Ian Nelson as Billy's friend "Flip".
- Lorraine Toussaint as Flossie, Billy's nanny.
- Laverne Cox as Felicia, a reporter.
- Willa Fitzgerald as Tiffany
- Celia Weston as Florence
On October 2, 2015, it was announced that Trudie Styler would make her directorial debut with the young adult LGBT film Freak Show, based on the novel of same name by James St. James. Patrick J. Clifton & Beth Rigazio adapted the novel, while producers on the film would be Celine Rattray, Charlotte Ubben, and Styler through Maven Pictures along with Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen's Flower Films, and Jeffrey Coulter and Bryan Rabin.
The film had its American debut at the 2017 Frameline Festival in San Francisco.
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