Dustin Hoffman and Kathy Bates to Star in Film Inspired by New Jersey’s American Boychoir School

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A new film inspired by New Jersey’s American Boychoir School is slated for release this year. NJ.com has more:

The renowned music school for fourth- to eighth-grade boys is the inspiration for Boychoir, an independent film starring Oscar winners Dustin Hoffman and Kathy Bates and written by Lawrence-raised Ben Ripley, who is said to have a friend who attended the school.




Scheduled for release later this year, the music-themed, “feel-good” drama will feature 11-year-old Dante Soriano of Hillsborough, who is in his third year at the school; members of the American Boychoir; and Fernando Mulvar-Ruiz, a Lawrence resident who serves as Litton-Lodal music director of the American Boychoir and will be music director of the movie. ...

With distribution in 35 international territories already secured, Boychoir has solid production credentials to go with it. Its famous cast includes multiple Oscar nominee Debra Winger — and possibly Oscar winner Sissy Spacek, who was in Odessa, Texas last month, reportedly to research a role in the film.

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