Deadline – Platform One Media, a Boat Rocker company, has optioned writer Bexy Cameron’s upcoming memoir Cult Following, with Dakota Johnson (Suspiria, The Peanut Butter Falcon) and Riley Keough (Logan Lucky) attached to star and executive produce through Johnson and Ro Donnelly’s production company TeaTime Pictures and Keough and Gina Gammell’s production company Felix Culpa. The project stems from TeaTime Pictures’ first look deal with Platform One.
Based on the book written by Cameron, the story follows her as she recounts her upbringing in the notorious cult Children of God. After emancipating herself at the age of 16 and building a life away from the cult, as an adult Cameron (Johnson) embarks on a road trip with a close friend (Keough) to investigate and document contemporary cults existing in America today. Two young women set out on the ‘adventure’ of a lifetime and Cameron’s emphatic, raw and at times incredibly funny experience on the road runs parallel to her examining and processing the psychology and trauma of her own childhood being raised in a cult. It’s a journey of meltdowns, meth cooks, monks, Jesus freaks, soap-making Armageddonists, surveillance vans, ex-Apple employees and finally, Cameron’s confrontation of her parents and ultimately herself.
“It has been a dream of ours since we launched TeaTime to collaborate with Riley and Gina at Felix Culpa,” said Johnson and Donnelly. “We are beyond thrilled to join forces and friendship to bring Bexy’s remarkable story to the screen. Alongside Platform One, we look forward to adding the final top-notch collaborators to the team.”
[…] The memoir will be published by Manilla Press, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, on July 8, 2021, in hardback, trade paperback, eBook and audio.
“It’s a dream come true, to be working with Dakota, Riley, Ro, Gina and Platform One,” said Bexy Cameron. “It’s overwhelming to think that such a stellar group of phenomenal women in the industry will be bringing my story to life.”
[…] In addition to their deal with Platform One Media, TeaTime Pictures has several features currently in the works including Queens of the Stoned Age for Sony Pictures and Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know for MGM.