Among one of the more critically well-regarded features of 2014 was Frank, the fourth feature from director Lenny Abrahamson that followed the trials and tribulations of a band with an eccentric lead singer. With the film bringing Abrahamson a number of new fans, many were intrigued to see what direction he would go in next. That direction turned out to be a shift into purely dramatic territory, as Abrahamson’s next project will be an adaptation of Irish-Canadian novelist Emma Donoghue’s acclaimed 2010 novel Room. The movie, which shares the name with the novel, has the following synopsis.
Escaping from the captivity in which they have been held for half a decade, a young woman and her five-year-old son struggle to adjust to the strange, terrifying and wondrous world outside their one-room prison.
With Abrahamson directing, Donoghue takes on screenwriting duties to adapt her own novel, marking her feature film debut in this endeavour. Brie Larson takes on the role of the mother, with a supporting cast that includes William H. Macy and Joan Allen. With the film set to make its Canadian Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the first trailer has now been released, and can be seen below. The film will be released in American theatres on October 16th, and a Canadian release date has yet to be announced.