Deadline is exclusively reporting that Dakota Johnson and Riley Keough have signed up to executive produce and star in the limited series Cult Following, based on Bexy Cameron’s upcoming memoir.
Cult Following follows Cameron as she recounts her upbringing in the notorious cult Children of God. After emancipating herself at the age of sixteen and building a life away from the cult, as an adult Cameron embarks on a road trip with a close friend 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 bing raised in a cult. It’s a journey of meltdowns, meth cooks, monks, Jesus freaks, soap-making Armageddonists, surveillance vans, ex-Apple employees and finally, Cameron’s confrontation of her parents and ultimately herself.
The project stems from TeaTime Pictures’ first look deal with Platform One Media, a Boat Rocker company, who acquired Cameron’s memoir.
Platform One Media Chairman and CEO, Katie O’Donnell Marsh, released a statement saying:
We were so happy that TeaTime introduced us to Bexy’s incredible story. 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.
Dakota Johnson and Ro Donnelly’s will executive produce under their TeaTime Pictures banner alongside Riley Keough and Gina Gammell under their Felix Culpa banner.
Dakota Johnson and Ro Donnelly released a statement saying:
It has been a dream of ours since we launched TeaTime to collaborate with Riley and Gina at Felix Culpa. We are beyond thrilled to join forces and friendship to bring Bexy’s remarkable story to the screen. Alongside Platform One, we look forward to adding the final top notch collaborators to the team.
Riley Keough and Gina Gammell released a statement saying:
We are so thrilled to bring Bexy’s incredible story to television alongside our dear, beautiful friends at TeaTime, Dakota and Ro. We couldn’t dream of better collaborators for this. Thank you Platform One, we can’t wait for this adventure.
Bexy Cameron released a statement saying:
It’s a dream come true, to be working with Dakota, Riley, Ro, Gina and Platform One. It’s overwhelming to think that such a stellar group of phenomenal women in the industry will be bringing my story to life.
Bexy Cameron’s memoir will be published by Manilla Press, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK on the 8th July 2021.