Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern star in the new trailer for “JT LeRoy”.
The movie, which was previously titled “Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy”, premiered last fall at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The trailer sees Stewart play LeRoy/Savannah Knoop in public at the request of Dern’s character, Laura Albert, who made up the pseudonymous persona.
The clip follows LeRoy’s journey as people start to eventually question his true identity: the male writer relaying first-hand stories about poverty and sex work.
The synopsis for the film reads, “A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.”
The flick also stars Courtney Love, Diane Kruger, and Jim Sturgess.
“JT LeRoy” hits theatres April 26.
Watch Stewart and Dern talk more about the movie in the clip below.