The Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson has signed her new project to play the epoch role of a woman caught in the web of a cult! Recent reports state that Platform One Media, a Boat Rocker company, has optioned writer Bexy Cameron’s upcoming memoir ‘Cult Following’, with Dakota Johnson and the Logan Lucky fame Riley Keough.
“We were so happy that TeaTime introduced us to Bexy’s incredible story,” said Katie O’Connell Marsh, Platform One Media Chairman and CEO. “It’s rare to find writing so pure and captivating and this project is an incredible opportunity to bring a truly unique journey to life with two of the most talented actors working today and the fact that Dakota and Riley have been best friends since they were 15 is an incredibly exciting chemistry to bring to screen.”
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Also, it is discovered that Johnson and Ro Donnelly are set to produce the feature through their TeaTime Pictures company in partnership with Keough and Gina Gammell’s Felix Culpa.
‘Cult Following’ to start its journey with Dakota Johnson and Riley Keough
Based on the book written by Cameron, the story follows the tale of Dakota Johnson as Cameron and 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, surveillance vans, ex-Apple employees, and finally, Cameron’s confrontation of her parents and ultimately a discovery of herself.
Also the fact that the off screen friendship of Dakota and Riley attains a fruition with the newfangled project ‘Cult Following’ has made the venture all the more exciting.