Kiersey Clemons will play a drag king in an upcoming film that also stars fellow out actor Barbie Ferreira.
Set in the 1990’s, “The Young King” follows the exploits of Julia/Jules (Clemons), an aspiring drag performer who travels to Las Vegas to compete in a prominent drag venue. While there, she looks to connect to her estranged father (Michael Shannon) and Ronnie (Ferreira), a dancer with whom she hopes to strike up a relationship.
The film is written and directed by Larin Sullivan.
“We are delighted to present Larin’s fresh twist on a classic Vegas story by shining a light on the drag king scene which has rarely, if ever, been explored on the big screen,” says David Garrett, the CEO of Mister Smith Entertainment, the distribution company behind the film (as reported by Vulture). “Led by our stellar cast, this is an incredibly emotional father-daughter story that will resonate with buyers and audiences.”
Vulture reports that the film is scheduled to begin production in Las Vegas in 2023.
Clemons has appeared in numerous television shows and films, and is next scheduled to appear as Iris West in “The Flash” (which also stars Shannon), a cinematic adaptation of the popular comic series.
Ferreira has appeared in “Euphoria,” where she played series regular Kat Hernandez throughout the first two seasons. More recently, she appeared in Jordan Peele’s genre-bending horror film, “Nope.”