Director Trudie Styler’s Freak Show will play Outfest Los Angeles as the Closing Night Gala film this Sunday, July 16. The film stars Alex Lawther, Abigail Breslin, Laverne Cox, Ian Nelson, AnnaSophia Robb and Bette Midler.
Based on the award-winning cult novel by James St. James, Freak Show tells the moving, heartbreaking and hilarious story of Billy Bloom, a boldly confident and eccentric teenager who faces intolerance and persecution at his ultra conservative high school, and decides to fight back on behalf of all the misunderstood freaks of the world.
IFC Films recently acquired the film. A theatrical release date will be announced in the near future.