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Brokeback Mountain writers return with new gay-themed drama

Brokeback Mountain writers return with new gay-themed drama

The writers behind the film that made us all sob into our denim shirts are returning with a new gay-themed, fact-based drama.

Diana Ossana and Larry McNurty, who wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for Brokeback Mountain, are getting back together for another tear-jerker.

And this time, unlike Brokeback Mountain which was based on an Annie Proulx short story, it will be based on a true story.

The project is based on the true, tragic story of Oregonian father and son Joe and Jadin Bell.

A24, who is developing the film, said: ‘The project is based upon the true story of Oregonian father-and-son Joe and Jadin Bell.

‘Jadin, a fifteen-year-old openly gay sophomore, took his own life [in January 2013] after being both bullied at high school and struggling for acceptance from the people closest to him.

‘In the wake of Jadin’s suicide, Joe is plunged into a sea of remorse and regret. Attempting to work through his grief, Joe sets out on a walk across America, hoping to promote awareness about the consequences of prejudice to anyone he encounters along the way.’

It is unknown whether it will end like it did in real life, with Joe being killed by a truck while on his walk.

The film will be directed by Cary Fukunaga, best-known for his work on HBO’s True Detective.