EXCLUSIVE: Amblin TV and Playtone have partnered with LD Leisure to provide a characteristic documentary adaptation of Mama’s Boy: A Story from Our Americas, primarily based on the 2019 memoir by Oscar-winning Milk scribe Dustin Lance Black.
Deadline first revealed the docu when it was acquired by director/creator Laurent Bouzereau as he was coming off the docus 5 Got here Again and Natalie Wooden: What Stays Behind.
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Black’s memoir tells the origin story of himself and his mom Anne, a conservative Mormon lady from the American South – Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas. As a toddler, she contracted polio, which pressured her to endure brutal surgical procedures and leaving her reliant on braces and crutches for the remainder of her life, however taught her the power of a household’s love. When Black got here out to his mom at age 21, they started one other tough journey collectively – one that might require them to beat fears, misconceptions and divisions of perception, and educate them each enduring classes concerning the energy and necessity of communication and shared tales.
The framing of the documentary follows Black as he returns to the South, to reconnect along with his conservative household in Texas, in addition to a return to the center of the Mormon Church in Utah. The message is the facility of open dialogue and storytelling as important human instruments for constructing bridges, altering hearts and therapeutic the injuries which have torn aside households and communities.
“As a biographer on massive screens and small, I consider that sharing our tales holds great energy,” stated Black, who except for the award profitable Harvey Milk movie additionally scripted the biopic J Edgar, the Clint Eastwood-directed drama that starred Leonardo DiCaprio. “I usually say that it’s these shared tales which have the facility to vary hearts, and it’s these modified hearts that may shift minds and assist heal communities and nations in want. My profession to date has been about sharing others’ courageous and inconceivable tales. Now I really feel it’s time to share mine. I’m honored to companion with Laurent, Amblin, Playtone and LD Leisure to crack open my little household’s massive American story.”
Black beforehand drew on his Mormon upbringing as a author/co-producer of the Playtone companions Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman on the HBO drama Massive Love. He’s at the moment adapting Jon Krakauer’s acclaimed guide Beneath the Banner of Heaven. He’s represented by CAA and attorneys Gretchen Rush and Huy Nguyen at HJTH.
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