From bestselling novel to the silver-screen, director Lenny Abrahamson will lead the film-adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s best-selling novel Room (link below). It will be Donoghue herself writing the script for the film, which is being produced by Ed Guiney.
Room is an incredibly touching tale of a five-year-old boy named Jack, the title of the book is pulled from the very Room that is Jack’s entire world. Born and raised in a single room, Jack sleeps when “Old Nick” visits the mother. This is because Jack was born in a prison, his mother has been held there for seven years. Jack was raised without knowing that they can never leave.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the novel has sold over 2.5 million copies in English, and has been translated into a total of 36 other languages. You can find out more about the original novel (which is currently on sale when this article was written) below.
more info: amazon/room