According to Deadline, Billy Porter to direct the film adaption of Camp for HBO Max and Warner Bros. Dan Jinks Oscar winner for American Beauty and Slumdog Millionaire will be producing under his Dan Jinks Company. Robert O’Hara will be writing the screen adaption from the YA novel by Lev Rosen. Cate Adams and Diamond McNeil will oversee the film for Warner Bros.
The film will follow the 16-year old lead Randy Kapplehoff at Camp Outland, a camp for queer teens. Where he’s met his best friends and is a part of the big musical at camp. He falls for a boy Hudson Aaronson-Lim, who’s only into straight-acting masculine guys. Randy must dump his entire way of being, and adapt in order to woo this gentleman. Judging from the premise, the film will be a musical.
Porter will also star as Mark, the camp’s theater director. The novel was published last year by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers here in the states, Penguin Random House Children’s in the UK. Barnes and Noble had it as the Pride Month pick for YA novels.
This is Porter’s second directing job in the last few months he’s accepted. He’s also directing a queer comedy for Amazon from Gabrielle Union. Porter is an Emmy, Grammy, and Tony award winner. He also appears in Amazon’s upcoming Fairfax TV show that releases this Friday. As well as appearing in their Cinderella project from last month. He’s been very busy and shows no signs of slowing down.
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