JT LeRoy (film)

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JT LeRoy
Directed by Justin Kelly
Produced by
Written by
  • Justin Kelly
  • Savannah Knoop
Based on Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy
by Savannah Knoop
Music by Tim Kvasnosky
Cinematography Bobby Bukowski
Edited by Aaron I. Butler
Language English

JT LeRoy is an upcoming film directed by Justin Kelly based on the memoir Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy by Savannah Knoop. It stars Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, and Diane Kruger.


Savannah Knoop spends six years masquerading as writer Laura Albert's literary persona JT LeRoy.



On February 9, 2016, it was reported that Kristen Stewart, James Franco, and Helena Bonham Carter were circling the film JT LeRoy. Justin Kelly would direct the film based on Savannah Knoop's memoir Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy.[1] On March 22, 2017, it was reported that Laura Dern was in talks to join the film. Dern would play Laura Albert alongside Stewart as Knoop,[2] on May 16, 2017, Diane Kruger joined the cast.[3] On May 23, 2017, Jim Sturgess joined the cast,[4] as of August 1, 2017, the film had begun principal photography in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Kelvin Harrison Jr., Courtney Love, and James Jagger also joined the cast.[5] As of August 18, 2017, JT LeRoy had wrapped filming.[6]


  1. ^ Ford, Rebecca; McClintock, Pamela (February 9, 2016). "Berlin: Kristen Stewart, James Franco, Helena Bonham Carter to Star in 'JT Leroy' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 20, 2017. 
  2. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (March 22, 2017). "Laura Dern In Talks To Join Justin Kelly's Biopic 'JT Leroy'". Deadline. Retrieved August 20, 2017. 
  3. ^ Hipes, Patrick (May 16, 2017). "Diane Kruger Joins Cast Of 'JT Leroy' Movie – Cannes". Deadline. Retrieved August 20, 2017. 
  4. ^ Grater, Tom (May 23, 2017). "Jim Sturgess joins Kristen Stewart in JT Leroy biopic". Screen Daily. Retrieved August 20, 2017. 
  5. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (August 1, 2017). "Kelvin Harrison Jr., Courtney Love & James Jagger Board 'JT' Biopic". Deadline. Retrieved August 20, 2017. 
  6. ^ Sandberg, Patrik (August 18, 2017). "Exclusive: A Behind-the-Scenes First Look at Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern in JT Leroy". W Magazine. Retrieved August 20, 2017. 

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