Pacific Northwest Pictures (PNP) has acquired the Canadian rights to writer/director Justin Kelly’s JT LeRoy (Canada/U.S./U.K.). Based on Savannah Knoop’s book Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy, the drama follows the true story of a woman who finds success through her literary alias JT LeRoy. Produced by Buffalo Gal Pictures, Elevated Films, The Fyzz Facility, Ingenious Media, Aquarius Content, Fortitude International, Sobini Films, Thirty Three Management and LBI Entertainment, the film was recently selected to serve as TIFF’s 2018 closing night film. PNP will release the film in Canada starting on May 3, 2019, while Universal Studios will release the film in the U.S. PNP’s Emily Alden negotiated the deal with Nadine de Barros, co-founder of Fortitude International. JT LeRoy stars Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Diane Kruger, Jim Sturgess and Courtney Love.

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