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Top 100 Most Anticipated American Indie Films of 2018: #64. Justin Kelly’s JT Leroy

JT Leroy

In what should be a banner year for filmmaker, Justin Kelly will sprinkle 2018 with a pair of films. Along with Welcome the Stranger (which we slotted as our #97 pick on our most anticipated list), it’s JT Leroy that will be a major curiosity item for anyone who survived the 90s or for anyone who had the chance to check out this W magazine behind the scenes comprehensive look. Production technically began this past May, with the majority of the shoot taking place in August in Winnipeg.

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Based on the memoir Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy by Savannah Knoop, Laura Dern takes on Laura Albert,
Kristen Stewart plays Savannah, Diane Kruger plays Eva and Jim Sturgess is in the shoes of Geoffrey Knoop.

Release Date/Prediction: Seeing that there is a red hot female trio involved and that a sequence was filmed on the Croisette, it would indeed be very meta if it lands in Cannes.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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