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How Boy Erased became One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest meets Ordinary People for director Joel Edgerton

9 monthes ago   |   By National Post

Australian actor Joel Edgerton came to his newest movie, Boy Erased, from a place of fear.
“My fascination with this movie is a few complicated little parts,” he says at the Toronto International Film Festival, where Boy Erased had its Canadian premiere. “Ever since I was young I was fascinated - in a sense that it was the foundation of all my fears and nightmares - I was fascinated with anything about institutions.”
Stories of cults freaked out young Edgerton. He feared being sent to boarding school or, if he did something wrong, to prison. Abduction worries loomed large, especially after...
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