"I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot," the actor wrote on Twitter.
The award-winning film has come under fire for its portrayal of the sexualisation of children, but others argue it's an authentic look at the reality of life for young girls growing up.
A newly-released trailer for the film features interviews with doctors and the late actor's wife, Susan Schneider Williams.
The film producer, who penned Kangaroo Jack, had a relationship with British model and actress Elizabeth Hurley in the early noughties.
While Margot Robbie has received two nominations in the same category, it's been noted actors of colour have been overlooked completely.
The big-screen version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical has come in for a mauling from critics.
The film version of the classic musical has received a few tweaks after its initial release this week.
Honey Boy director Alma Har’el is now calling for awards shows to introduce separate categories for female filmmakers.