A24 has released the first trailer for Lenny Abrahamson‘s Room, starring Brie Larson as a mother who has been held captive with her 5-year-old son Jack (Jacob Tremblay), until she is able to free him.
The film is based on the best-selling novel written by Emma Donoghue. Check out the trailer below.
Brie Larson has proven to be one of the best actresses in the business, delivering outstanding performances in almost every film she has been in. She has proven to be versatile, taking on comedy, action, and dramatic roles for big budget films, indies, and cult classics. Larson stole scenes in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The Spectacular Now, and captivated audiences with her role as Grace in Short Term 12, though unfortunately she was robbed of well-deserved recognition for her work in that film. She recently signed on to star in Skull Island, Legendary’s prequel film to King Kong.
Abrahamson’s previous works include What Richard Did and Frank. Both films were great in their own right, but the director has yet to break out, and hopefully Room does that for him.
The impressive first trailer doesn’t go too deep into the plot, but it does reveal that Ma (Larson) has been taking care of her son Jack (Tremblay) for his entire life, five years, in a room hidden away from the world. The intense trailer shows the power of a mother’s love, and the great risk she takes to sneak him out in hopes that they could finally be free. There are hints of uplifting moments when we hear Ma promise her son that he is going to love the world.
The film also stars Joan Allen and William H. Macy.
A24 will open Room in New York and Los Angeles on October 16th. It opens nationwide November 6th.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
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 typicalâ€”they are trappedâ€”confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named â€œRoom.â€ 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 Jackâ€™s curiosity about their situation grows, and Maâ€™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 AwardÂ® nominee Joan Allen and Academy AwardÂ® 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 familyâ€™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.