New ‘Room’ Trailer: Brie Larson and Her Son Escape to the Outside World

A24 has unveiled a new trailer for Room, giving us a better look at the upcoming Brie Larson-starring drama that has become one of our most anticipated pictures.

Based on the novel by Emma Donoghue, Room tells the story of a mother (Larson) and son that must adjust to the outside world after they escape from the windowless, 10-by-10-foot space they have been trapped in for years. The “Room” is all that young Jack (Jacob Tremblay) has known up until this point.

Following on from that first great trailer, this new bit of marketing further drives home some of the emotional elements of the film. The performances look incredible, especially by young Tremblay, and the direction by Lenny Abrahamson (Frank) looks sensitive and suitably emotive. We can’t wait.

Room, also starring Joan Allen and William H. Macy, will be hitting the U.S. on October 16.

Synopsis for Room:

ROOM tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay in a breakout performance), a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson, SHORT TERM 12, TRAINWRECK). Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical—they are trapped—confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named “Room.” Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life. But as Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world. ROOM also stars three-time Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award® nominee William H. Macy.

At once a taut narrative of captivity and freedom, an imaginative trip into the wonders of childhood, and a profound portrait of a family’s bonds and fortitude, ROOM is a beautifully transcendent experience based on the award-winning global bestseller by Emma Donoghue. Director Lenny Abrahamson (FRANK) remains faithful to the novel while bringing Jack, Ma and their entirely singular world to heart-pounding and intensely cinematic life. ROOM demonstrates the triumphant power of familial love even in the darkest of circumstances, and is sure to take its place among the most emotionally affecting films to ever explore the bond between parents and children.