Corey Feldman recently granted an interview with People magazine that hits newsstands on Friday, December 29, 2017. The issue and interview are released one week prior to the January 6, 2018, premiere of the Lifetime original movie A Tale of Two Coreys.
The movie focuses on the lives of Corey Feldman and Corey Haim, two teen idols whose star shone brightly in the 80s with a series of iconic films, while their personal lives were embroiled in drugs, sexual abuse, and reckless behavior. The movie is not sanctioned by Corey Haim’s family and they were not involved in its production. Instead, past interviews with Corey Haim were used to compile his character, according to Feldman.
Corey Feldman served as executive producer and oversaw the script to make sure it was close to the truth. Though he participated, he stated to People that Lifetime could not tell the full story and A Tale of Two Coreys is essentially a G-rated version of an X-rated story.
A Tale of Two Coreys delves into the alleged sexual abuse that both Corey Haim and Corey Feldman experienced. It’s unclear at this point how much detail will be revealed and how closely the movie will parallel Feldman’s memoir Coreyography that debuted on the New York Times’ Bestseller’s List.
Feldman ran a Truth Campaign from October 24-December 24 to raise money to turn Coreyography into a full motion picture. As Feldman said to People, Lifetime could only go so far in their story.
“Because it is a TV movie they couldn’t go into specifics—like when it came to who Haim’s actual abuser was, we had to sugar coat that and present it in a more TV applicable that way.It’s like putting a G rating on an X-rated storyline. There was a lot of sex and drugs that were a part of the story which obviously you can’t show on television.”
Feldman addressed these issues in the Truth Campaign as part of the reason he launched the fundraiser in order to raise funds for his movie.
— Warvey Heinstein (@WarveyHeinstein) December 28, 2017
Because A Tale of Two Coreys covers the childhood and adult lives of Corey Feldman and Corey Haim, two actors portray each role.
Corey Feldman is portrayed by Elijah Marcano and Scott Bosely and Corey Haim is played by Justin Ellings and Casey Leach.
Are you going to watch A Tale of Two Coreys?