Chronicles the true story of the literary hoax of a generation and an intimate look at two women leading a bizarre and intertwined double life for six years. Laura is a thirty-something author and musician who wrote and corresponded as JT. Laura's sister-in-law, Savannah, plays the role of JT in public. Together with Jeff, Laura's boyfriend and Savannah's brother, they invent JT's persona and continue the deception past the point of no return. JT is embraced by celebrities, artists, fans, and critics while the women struggle to discover who they really are while pretending to be someone else.
Aaron I. Butler
Nadine De Barros
Wayne Marc Godfrey
Joel C. High
Stuart D. Stanton
Based on the book "Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT LeRoy" written by Savannah Knoop and published by Seven Stories Press in 2008.
Helena Bonham Carter was previously attached to star. (02/09/2016)
James Franco and Rabbit Bandini Productions were previously attached to produce. (02/09/2016)
James Franco was previously attached to star. (02/2016)
Preliminary footage for the film was shot at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, where the end of the film is set. (5/23/2017)