UPDATED, 2:15 PM: HBO will premiere documentary Mama’s Boy, a characteristic adaptation of the 2019 memoir by Oscar-winning Milk scribe Dustin Lance Black, on Tuesday, October 18 at 9 PM ET/PT. Laurent Bouzereau directs the movie, which hails from LD Entertainment, Ambin Television and Playtone, in affiliation with Nedland Media.

The movie, which facilities round Black’s upbringing, options interviews with Black, members of Black’s prolonged household; Black’s husband, Olympic gold medalist Tom Daley; filmmaker Paris Barclay; former president of the Human Rights Campaign, Chad Griffin; and government director of Equality Utah, Troy Williams.

Mama’s Boy is produced by Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon, Steven Shareshian, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey; government produced by Gary Goetzman, Michael Glassman, Beau Ward, Mehrdod Heydari, Laurent Bouzereau and Markus Keith.

The movie will debut on HBO and be out there to stream on HBO Max.

PREVIOUS EXCLUSIVE: Amblin TV and Playtone have partnered with LD Entertainment to provide a characteristic documentary adaptation of Mama’s Boy: A Story from Our Americas, primarily based on the 2019 memoir by Oscar-winning Milk scribe Dustin Lance Black.

Deadline first revealed the docu when it was acquired by director/writer Laurent Bouzereau as he was coming off the docus Five Came Back and Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind.

Black’s memoir tells the origin story of himself and his mom Anne, a conservative Mormon girl from the American South – Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas. As a baby, she contracted polio, which pressured her to endure brutal surgical procedures and leaving her reliant on braces and crutches for the remainder of her life, however taught her the energy of a household’s love. When Black got here out to his mom at age 21, they started one other troublesome journey collectively – one that may require them to beat fears, misconceptions and divisions of perception, and educate them each enduring classes concerning the energy and necessity of communication and shared tales.

The framing of the documentary follows Black as he returns to the South, to reconnect together with his conservative household in Texas, in addition to a return to the guts of the Mormon Church in Utah. The message is the facility of open dialogue and storytelling as important human instruments for constructing bridges, altering hearts and therapeutic the injuries which have torn aside households and communities.

“As a biographer on massive screens and small, I consider that sharing our tales holds large energy,” stated Black, who except for the award profitable Harvey Milk movie additionally scripted the biopic J Edgar, the Clint Eastwood-directed drama that starred Leonardo DiCaprio. “I typically say that it’s these shared tales which have the facility to vary hearts, and it’s these modified hearts that may shift minds and assist heal communities and nations in want. My profession up to now has been about sharing others’ courageous and inconceivable tales. Now I really feel it’s time to share mine. I’m honored to associate with Laurent, Amblin, Playtone and LD Entertainment to crack open my little household’s massive American story.”

Black beforehand drew on his Mormon upbringing as a author/co-producer of the Playtone companions Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman on the HBO drama Big Love. He is at the moment adapting Jon Krakauer’s acclaimed guide Under the Banner of Heaven. He is represented by CAA and attorneys Gretchen Rush and Huy Nguyen at HJTH.

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