L.C. Rosen’s young adult novel Camp is headed to the big screen, courtesy Pose star Billy Porter, Deadline reports.

Porter, the Emmy-, Grammy-, and Tony-winning actor and singer, will direct the film adaptation for Warner Bros. and HBO Max.

Rosen’s novel, published last year by Little, Brown, tells the story of a teenage boy at an LGBTQIA+ summer camp who changes his image in a bid to get another boy to fall for him. A critic for Kirkus called the book, a finalist for the Lambda Award, “a drag act that plays with compassion and camp.”

Porter will also play the camp’s theater director in the film, which is being written by playwright Robert O’Hara (Insurrection: Holding History) and actor Kit Williamson (Mad Men). Dan Jinks (American Beauty, Milk) is producing.

“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,” Jinks told Deadline. “I wish a movie like this was around when I was growing up. I’m thrilled we get to make it now.”

Rosen shared news of the adaptation on Twitter, writing, “I am so thrilled and honored to announce that the iconic and heroic @theebillyporter will be directing and starring in the film adaptation of Camp! Thank you so much to @JinksDan for making this happen. Truly a dream!”

Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.