First Look At BOY ERASED Starring Lucas Hedges. Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe May 24, 2018 Official stills from Joel Edgerton’s latest directorial effort, a coming of age drama about a young man forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program. Based on the memoir by Garrard Conley, the film tells of Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. BOY ERASED is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity.