Brie Larson could be putting in a seriously impressive performance in Room, an upcoming drama from director Lenny Abrahamson (What Richard Did, Frank).
Emma Donoghue adapts her own acclaimed novel with this story of a mother and her 5-year-old son who have been trapped in a 10-by-10-foot space for years. The two make a plan to escape, bringing them to a place that may be harder to get used to than they thought: the outside world.
The trailer looks great. Larson and young Jacob Tremblay look to put in some very strong turns in what has the potential to be both a harrowing and inspiring story. The trailer may appear to be a little spoiler-ish, but the story seems to be focusing more on how this mother and son adapt to life on the outside. Jack’s whole life has been spent in that room; the trailer’s final shot of him running along the beach hits home.
Room, also starring Joan Allen and William H. Macy, will be hitting U.S. cinemas 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.