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Billy Porter to Star In & Direct 'Camp' Movie Adaptation

Billy Porter to Star In & Direct 'Camp' Movie Adaptation

Billy Porter is taking on a major new role.

The Pose star will star in and direct the film adaptation of Camp for HBO Max and Warner Bros., Deadline reported Tuesday (October 26).

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The adaptation is based on the YA novel by Lev Rosen, published in 2020.

Robert O’Hara is rewriting the screenplay by Kit Williamson.

Here’s a plot summary: “The film follows 16-year-old Randy Kapplehoff, who loves spending the summer at Camp Outland, a camp for queer teens. It’s where he met his best friends. It’s where he takes to the stage in the big musical. And it’s where he fell for Hudson Aaronson-Lim – who’s only into straight-acting guys and barely knows not-at-all-straight-acting Randy even exists. Randy reinvents himself over the summer as Del, a buff, masculine and on-the-market camper. Even if it means giving up show tunes, nail polish and his unicorn bedsheets, he’s determined to get Hudson to fall for him. But as he and Hudson grow closer, Randy has to ask himself how much he is willing to change for love. And is it really love anyway, if Hudson doesn’t know who he truly is?”

Billy will also will play the role of Mark, the camp’s theater director.

The film is being produced by Oscar winner Dan Jinks, whose past credits include American Beauty, Milk and Big Fish. He’s also currently working on the movie musical Marley and film adaptations of the Broadway musicals Fiddler on the Roof and Monty Python’s Spamalot.

Billy Porter, who I’ve been fortunate to know for more than 20 years, is the perfect director for this story, which is both hilariously funny and also quite moving. I wish a movie like this was around when I was growing up. I’m thrilled we get to make it now,” Dan said in a statement.

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