20 May, 2017
Things have been a lot quieter for Short Term 12's director, Destin Daniel Cretton, who hasn't directed a movie since. The emotionally draining film had me in tears and was my number one film of 2013.
Though playful and charismatic as shown in the trailer, Rex, according to the memoir, was an alcoholic who had a fraught relationship with Jeannette. Check it out below. Larson plays the adult Walls, while Ella Anderson plays Walls as a young girl dealing with her supremely dysfunctional family.
But at some point in time, it becomes clear that that kind of unconventional upbringing wasn't any good for Jeanette. "You shouldn't be ashamed of us because we chose a different lifestyle than you", her mother Rose Mary (Naomi Watts) tells her. But there is so much more to it than that. And we'll get to see how the story comes together (or falls apart depending on your point of view) as the film is split into two time periods: one focusing on a younger version of Walls and the other centered on an older Walls (played by Larson).
Check out the first The Glass Castle trailer below via EW, followed by some images.
Judging by the painful honesty of her performance as Ma in Room, if there's anyone in Hollywood qualified to truthfully tell the story of a complicated woman, it's Larson.
"I hope that in seeing my story, it makes people think about what they've been through", Walls says.
At one point, an exasperated Rose Mary's shown having to point out to her husband that 'The kids are exhausted of moving to a new town every time you lose a job'.
What do you think of The Glass Castle trailer?
As seen in the recently released The Glass Castle trailer, Brie Larson will star in the upcoming film as a woman struggling to reconcile her successful (but unhappy) life with her ramshackle (but joyful) upbringing and to fix her relationship with her estranged parents, played by fellow Oscar nominees Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts.