Boy Erased trailer: Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman send their son to gay conversion therapy

Joel Edgerton has become one of the most dependable actors around since coming to everyone's attention in Animal Kingdom. His career behind the camera is looking like it could match the ability he's shown in front of it. The Gift was a smart, sharp thriller and Boy Erased sees him move into completely different territory in a film that could well be in the mix for Best Picture at next year's Oscars. It's based on the real life memoirs of Garrard Conley and features similar themes to those seen in The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Watch the first trailer for Boy Erased above to get a first look.

Jared is the son of a small-town Baptist pastor who gets outed to his parents at age 19. He’s soon faced with an ultimatum — attend a gay conversion therapy program or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends and faith.

Edgerton also wrote the screenplay and features in the film, with Lucas Hedges as Garrad, Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman as his parents, and Xavier Dolan also in the cast.

Boy Erased hits US cinemas at the start of November, it is likely to arrive in the UK January or February of next year.

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