Naomi Watts joins Brie Larson in Glass Castle
Lionsgate‘s adaptation of Jeanette Walls’ bestselling memoir The Glass Castle switched out Jennifer Lawrence for recent Oscar winner Brie Larson (Trainwreck, Room) late last year, and now The Hollywood Reporter confirms they’ve added another heavy-hitter to the cast in the form of Naomi Watts (The Divergent Series: Allegiant, Birdman).
Watts will play Larson’s character’s eccentric mother, while Woody Harrelson is onboard to portray her alcoholic dad. Shooting is set to begin in Montreal this June.
The 2006 source material is officially described as follows:
Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn’t stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an “excitement addict.” Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever. Later, when the money ran out, or the romance of the wandering life faded, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town—and the family—Rex Walls had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents’ betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home.
The Glass House will be directed by Destin Cretton, who previously worked with Larson for her breakout role in his 2013 indie hit Short Term 12. Marti Noxon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Fright Night) initially adapted the film’s screenplay with Cretton, with Nicholl Fellowship-winning screenwriter Andrew Lanham performing additional rewrites.
Candid Appearances > Candids From 2016 – February 18th – Arrives at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport, Vietnam
Public Appearances > Events From 2016 – February 21st – ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Press Conference in Hanoi
Candid Appearances > Candids From 2016 – February 22nd – Arriving at Dong Hoi airport in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam
Kong: Skull Island (2017) > On The Set – February 23rd, 2016 [Quang Binh, Vietnam]
Thanks to Claudia, new “Room” scans from the January edition of “Entertainment Weekly” magazine have been added to the gallery. Be sure to check them out!
Magazine Scans > Scans From 2016 – Entertainment Weekly – January 29
Director Lenny Abrahamson said Brie Larson winning the Golden Globe for Best Actress for their movie Room was “like a dream”.
The Irish were well-represented at the awards, with five nominations on the night.
Room tells the story of a young mother held captive in a tiny garden shed with her five-year-old son, who is played by newcomer Jacob Tremblay.
Emma Donoghue adapted the script from her 2010 novel of the same name.
“It was an amazing night, it was bizarre and very starry. The red carpet was the longest thing I’ve ever seen – it was like a red carpet city,” Lenny told the Herald. Continue reading
On January 10, Brie attended the 2016 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills with her Room co-star Jacob Tremblay and her boyfriend, Alex Greenwald, as she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for her work in the movie Room. Good news : she won it ! We are so proud of her, she is an amazing actress and she deserved it. Moreover, she was absolutely perfect in this Calvin Klein gown. If you want to see the other winners, click here. I’ve added high-quality pictures of the event to our gallery :
Public Appearances > Events From 2016 – January 10th – 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards
Public Appearances > Events From 2016 – January 10th – 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards – Reception & Show
Public Appearances > Events From 2016 – January 10th – 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards – Press Room
Public Appearances > Events From 2016 – January 10th – The 2016 InStyle And Warner Bros. 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party
Yesterday, Brie firstly attended the 16th Annual AFI Awards held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. Indeed, as we know, Mrs Larson was in attendance in support of her movie Room, honored as one of the top ten movies of 2015. Take a look at photos of those events ih the gallery !
Public Appearances > Events From 2016 – January 08th – 16th Annual AFI Awards
Public Appearances > Events From 2016 – January 08th – 16th Annual AFI Awards – Cocktail Reception
Public Appearances > Events From 2016 – January 08th – 16th Annual AFI Awards – Awards Presentation