Brie Larson Could Replace Jennifer Lawrence In ‘The Glass Castle’ | Film News
Jeannette Walls‘ memoir The Glass Castle is a tale of complex familial relationship and childhood trauma. The American journalist and author lived an unconventional life as her eccentric parents toured the country looking for opportunity and finding only heartache. Walls eventually set out on her own, completed high school and paid her way through college by working as a phone operator at a law firm.
This powerful tale of family tragedy and personal redemption will be brought to the screen by Destin Daniel Cretton; director of 2013’s emotionally charged polemic on the institutional failings in support of abused children, Short Term 12. The American director handled very difficult subject matter with grace; the result was an incredibly moving piece of modern cinema that never fully received the recognition it deserved.
Now THR is reporting that Brie Larson, star of Short Term 12, is in talks to reunite with Cretton for his adaptation of The Glass Castle.Jennifer Lawrence was originally signed to the film, which has been in production at Lionsgate since 2013. Due to scheduling issues – Lawrence is about to start shooting with Morten Tyldum‘s sci-fi thriller Passengers – The Glass Castle is currently without a lead. Brie Larson has garnered a fair share of Oscar buzz this year for her role in horror-based drama The Room.
With a series of strong performances under her belt and an already successful relationship with director Cretton, Larson seems like the perfect choice for the part. However, despite numerous edits of the script, The Glass Castle still has no production date. With Larson attached, let’s hope it moves out of limbo soon.
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