Focus Features strategists have moved back two of the company’s main awards season contenders, Boy Erased and On The Basis Of Sex.
Gay conversion therapy drama Boy Erased from anonymous Content moves from September 28 to November 2 in limited release, while Participant Media’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg drama On The Basis Of Sex moves from November 9 to December 25 in limited release.
Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe star in Boy Erased, about the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town who is outed to his parents and forced to either attend a conversion programme or face permanent exile.
Joel Edgerton directs, writes, and co-stars in the drama, which also stars Troye Sivan, Xavier Dolan, Cherry Jones, Michael “Flea” Balzary, Joe Alwyn, Emily Hinkler, Jesse LaTourette, David Joseph Craig, Théodore Pellerin, Madelyn Cline, and Britton Sear co-star.
Edgerton produces alongside Anonymous Content’s Kerry Kohansky-Roberts and Steve Golin.
On The Basis Of Sex stars Felicity Jones stars as a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg – the future Supreme Court justice – as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.
Armie Hammer plays Marty Ginsburg, and the cast includes Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston, Jack Reynor, and Cailee Spaeny. Mimi Leder directs from a screenplay by Daniel Stiepleman, and Robert Cort produces.
2018 marks Bader Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court. She is the subject of the documentary hit RBG that is in release via Magnolia Pictures.