Lenny Abrahamson commences Room
by Naman Ramachandran
- Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay and Joan Allen star
Irish director Lenny Abrahamson (Frank [+see also:
film profile]) has commenced principal photography on Room, based on the award-winning book by Irish author Emma Donoghue who also adapted the screenplay. Room is being filmed at Pinewood Studios and on location in Toronto, and post-production will be at Screen Scene in Dublin. The film tells the story of Jack, a five-year-old growing up somewhere in America in a 10-by-10-foot shed he believes to be the whole world.
Brie Larson (The Gambler), Jacob Tremblay (Extraterrestrial), Joan Allen (A Good Marriage), William H. Macy (Walter), Sean Bridgers (The Best of Me), Tom McCamus (The Samaritan) and Megan Park (What If [+see also:
Element Pictures’ (Ireland) Ed Guiney (Frank) is producing Room with David Gross (What If). Executive producers are Andrew Lowe (The Wind that Shakes the Barley [+see also:
interview: Ken Loach
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film profile]) for Element Pictures and Jeff Arkuss (What If) and Jesse Shapira (Goon) for No Trace Camping (US). Donoghue, Rose Garnett (Film 4) and Tessa Ross (Film 4) also serve as executive producers. The film also has the backing of Telefilm Canada and the Irish Film Board.
A24 has acquired US rights, and Elevation Pictures is distributing the film in Canada. UTA handled the domestic sale. FilmNation Entertainment is handling international sales.