The Movie Partnership has debuted a trailer for the affecting drama inspired on true events ‘Foster Boy’.
Based on writer Jay Paul Deratany’s experiences as a trial lawyer fighting for child welfare in Chicago, the film follows the trial of a for-profit Foster care agency, who puts a known sex offender into the same foster home as a lawyer’s young client, Jamal, with catastrophic results. Each man heals the other in the pursuit of justice, as they expose the horrifying corrupt agency.
Executive Producer Shaquille O’Neal says, “A lot of what you see in that film, actually happened in the courtroom and Shane shows us the trauma and crushing emotional baggage foster kids carry for the rest of their lives.”
A firm festival favourite, the film is produced by Peter Samuelson; founder of First Star, a charity that gives academic support to young adults in the care system aiming at higher education or their first job.
Directed by Youssef Delara, the movie stars Matthew Modine (Stranger Things, Full Metal Jacket), Shane Paul McGhie (After We Collided, Greenleaf), Louis Gossett Jr. (The Cuban, Roots), Julie Benz.
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The film hits iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Virgin, TalkTalk, Sky Store and Chili on March 1st.