THE GLASS CASTLE || Fresh off her Academy Award win for her dramatic turn as a kidnapped mother in Room, Brie Larson enters into another emotionally toiling role in The Glass Castle, which is based on the 2005 best-selling memoirs of the same title by Jeannette Walls, to whom Larson plays the grown up version of. In the film and the memoirs, Walls recounts her “unconventional, poverty-stricken upbringing” with a set of parents that were “deeply dysfunctional.” The trailer shows the family constantly moving, squatting in places just long enough for the “bill collectors” to find them and then they would disappear again. Now starting her own life, Walls (Larsen) is faced with the resurfacing of her nomad parents again, who are there to ask if she really loves her new life as part of society. Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts play Walls’ parents while Max Greenfield (New Girl) plays Walls’ boyfriend. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, the acclaimed filmmaker behind Short Term 12, if his latest project is even half as good as it looks, there could definitely be some Oscar potential behind it.
Release Date: August 11, 2017
Directed By: Destin Daniel Cretton