Chloe Grace Moretz has joined Sasha Lane, the breakout star of American Honey, in a film adaptation of The Miseducation of Cameron Post, an acclaimed young-adult coming-of-age novel by Emily Danforth.
According to a press release, the film will star Moretz as Cameron, a young girl who’s taken in by her conservative aunt in 1993 after her parents die in a car accident. When she’s outed as a lesbian, she’s forced into a conversation therapy clinic where she meets a fellow “disciple,” played by Lane.
Desiree Akhavan, who directed Appropriate Behavior and had a small part in Girls season 4, will helm the film. The cast also features John Gallagher Jr. (Short Term 12), Forrest Goodluck (The Revenant), and Jennifer Ehle (A Quiet Passion), with Ashley Connor (Thou Wast Mild and Lovely) on board as cinematographer. Cecilia Frugiuele and Akhavan co-wrote the screenplay.
Earlier this year, Chloe Grace Moretz dropped out of a number of her projects, telling The Hollywood Reporter, “I pulled the plug on all my movies because I want to reassess who I am and find myself within my roles again. I’m realizing that I can slow down.” She recently filmed the thriller November Criminal and the psychological drama Brain on Fire, and joined the cast of the Suspiria remake.
Lane, meanwhile, made her acting debut in American Honey with a highly-praised performance as a vagabond magazine peddler.
“I know now that I can go beyond what I’ve known and what my environment was,” she told EW of her future in film. “I don’t know what’s next, and I like that idea. It’s a little scary, but it’s also beautiful. When you’re open, anything can come your way.”