Lionsgate released the first trailer for “The Glass Castle” today, which is currently set to hit theaters this Summer. The film stars Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Max Greenfield, Sarah Snook, and Robin Bartlett. “The Glass Castle” is based on the best-selling memoir by Jeannette Walls (Amazon $14) and will release in theaters on August 11, 2017.
Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, the studio describes “The Glass Castle” as “a remarkable story of unconditional love”. Oscar winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms. The film-adaptation was directed by Destin Daniel.
Larson is coming off her high-profile film “Kong: Skull Island,” the film made over $166M domestically, and went on to make over $564M worldwide. The action-adventure hit also featured Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson. Larson is also scheduled to take on the role of “Captain Marvel” in both “Avengers: Infinity War,” and the spin-off “Captain Marvel”. Interestingly enough, Naomi Watts also starred in a King Kong adaptation back in 2005, the two had the option to discuss their Gorilla-filled past on the set of “The Glass Castle,” but it may not have come up. Fans of Naomi Watts can see her new series “Gypsy” when it releases later this year on Netflix. Watts will be playing Therapist Jean Holloway, and the series is from creator Lisa Rubin. Watts will be co-starring with Sophie Cookson and Billy Crudup. You can watch the first trailer for “The Glass Castle” below.
Fans of the actors won’t have to wait long to see the drama in theaters, “The Glass Castle” is set to open on August 11, 2017. The film will open against the horror-thriller “Annabelle: Creation,” and the family animated-comedy “Nut Job 2” that same weekend.