Steven Spielberg's Amblin Partners and Tom Hanks' Playtone have partnered with LD Entertainment to produce a feature documentary adaptation of Mama’s Boy: A Story from Our Americas. New York-based Raphaelle Thibaut (pictured) will be scoring.
Based on the 2019 memoir by Oscar-winning writer Dustin Lance Black (J Edgar, Milk) and directed by acclaimed director/author Laurent Bouzereau, the documentary will tell the story of Black and his mother Anne, a conservative Mormon woman from the American South.
As a child, she contracted polio, which forced her to endure brutal surgeries and leaving her reliant on braces and crutches for the rest of her life, but taught her the strength of a family’s love. When Black came out to his mother at age 21, they began another difficult journey together – one that would require them to overcome fears, misconceptions and divisions of belief, and teach them both enduring lessons about the power and necessity of communication and shared stories.
Raphaelle Thibaut's 2021 credits include James Cameron's Secrets of The Whales (Disney+) and forthcoming LD Entertainment doc Introducing Selma Blair (Discovery+) .