The Miseducation of Cameron Post Movie Sets Chloe Grace Moretz to Star

Chloe Grace Moretz will headline a Miseducation of Cameron Post movie

Author Emily M. Danforth‘s acclaimed 2012 novel is headed to the big screen with Chloe Grace Moretz set to play the title role in a The Miseducation of Cameron Post movie. Appropriate Behavior director Desiree Akhavan is set to helm the project and will co-write the adapted screenplay with Cecilia Frugiuele.

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Both a coming out and coming-of-age story, The Miseducation of Cameron Post was a finalist for the American Library Assocation‘s William C. Morris Debut Award. On her official site, Danforth describes the story as follows:

Dead parents. Random acts of shoplifting. Girls kissing girls in barns, in twisty slides on playgrounds, in abandoned hospitals. A Victorian dollhouse with all kinds of weird shit glued to it. The compulsive renting and watching of 99cent videos. Miles City, Montana. The 1990s. Swimming. Summer. Cowgirls. Dinosaur discovering. Ferris Wheels. Conversion therapy. Taco Johns. A girl named Jane Fonda and the hollowed compartment in her prosthetic leg. The way a mountain-toppling earthquake that happened some thirty years before keeps aftershocking our hero: Cameron Post. Yup: it’s coming of age, it’s coming of GAYge, it’s a Bildungsroman, a novel of development, it’s all of these things, none of these things, and it would be kick-ass if you gave it a whirl.

Also part of the The Miseducation of Cameron Post movie cast are Jennifer Ehle, John Gallagher Jr., Forrest Goodluck and Sasha Lane.

Set up through Beachside and Parkville Pictures, The Miseducation of Cameron Post movie will be produced by Frugiuele alongside Michael B. Clark, Jonathan Montepare and Alex Turteltaub. Akhavan herself will executive produce with Olivier Kaempfer.

A trailer for The Miseducation of Cameron Post novel was released a few years ago. You can check it out in the player below.

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