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Diane Kruger Joins ‘JT LEROY’ Film

May 16, 2017

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Diane Kruger has joined the cast of Justin Kelly’s upcoming feature film JT LEROY, starring Kristen Stewart, based on the true story of a pair of woman who created the persona of a boy-wonder author, fooling the literary community, the fashion world, and the Hollywood elite for six years before the hoax was finally revealed.

Stewart will play Savannah Knoop, who dressed up as Leroy who was a fabrication of writer Laura Albert, Knoop’s sister-in-law. Laura Dean is set to play Albert, while Kruger will play Eva, a French actress who brings JT to Paris, falls for him, then helps turns his life story into a film.

Based on Knoop’s book, Fortitude International is selling the film at the Cannes Film Festival. Cassian Elwes is financing and producing with Mark Amin’s Sobini Films, LBI Entertainment’s Julie Yorn and Patrick Walmsley, and Thirty Three Management’s Thor Bradwell. Fortitude’s Nadine de Barros, Sobini’s Cami Winikoff and Tyler Boehm, and Gary Peal executive produce.

Production is set to begin in July.

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