Primary Menu

Entertainment News

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Billy Porter attends the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards at L.A. LIVE on September 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

Billy Porter will be starring and directing the film adaption of the YA novel Camp.

The POSE star will be lending his talents to the adaptation of Lev AC Rosen’s popular YA novel for HBO Max and Warner Bros., according to Deadline.

Per the outlet, the film follows 16-year-old Randy Kapplehoff, who loves spending the summer at Camp Outland, a camp for queer teens.

In addition to directing, Porter will also play the role of Mark, the camp’s theater director.

“Billy Porter, who I’ve been fortunate to know for more than 20 years, is the perfect director for this story, which is both hilariously funny and also quite moving,” said Dan Jinks of The Dan Jinks Company which is producing the film. “I wish a movie like this was around when I was growing up. I’m thrilled we get to make it now.”

This film will be the second directing job for the Emmy, Grammy, and Tony-winning actor. He is currently in the post-production phase of his debut directing gig What If?, an upcoming coming-of-age romantic-comedy film starring Hamilton’s Renee Elise Goldsberry for Amazon Studios.