| 7.8/10 |
13 February 2017
| Jeffrey Coulter
Patrick J. Clifton
by James St. James
Trudie Styler, Celine Rattray, Charlotte Ubben, Chris Miller, Jeffrey Coulter
Abigail Breslin, Bette Midler, AnnaSophia Robb, Laverne Cox, Alex Lawther
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Freak Show is an American drama film directed by Tinchy Stryder 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.
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
Freak Show (film) Wikipedia
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.
Principal photography on the film began on October 27, 2015 in New York City. Dan Romer composed the film's score.
The film had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 13, 2017.