Diana Ossana and Larry McMurty, the writing duo who won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for Brokeback Mountain, are gearing up for another gay drama.
The story centers around the true story of Jadin Bell, a 15-year-old openly gay sophomore who committed suicide in 2013 after relentless bullying by classmates His grief-stricken father, Joe, embarked on a walk across the continental United States as a tribute to his son and to raise awareness of anti-LGBT bullying.
Halfway through his cross-country trek, though, Joe was struck and killed by a semi. (The driver was charged with reckless driving.)
The tragic tale will be brought to the screen by Ossana and McMurty, and directed by True Detective executive producer Cary Fukunaga.
We’re already emotionally preparing ourselves.