Room Trailer: First Look at Brie Larson as Captive "Ma"

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Folks, this one looks like a winner.

The trailer for Lenny Abrahamson's Room has been released and I can honestly say that it's one of the first trailers heading into the awards season to actually give me goosebumps.

Room is a “captive drama,” starring Brie Larson as “Ma,” a woman trapped for years with her son Jack (Jacob Tremblay) in a small shed that they call Room. The trailer details Ma’s attempts to secure a sense of normalcy for her boy, who has only ever known life inside the tiny space. It also previews their eventual, tense escape from the confines of their prison.

The film was adapted from a novel of the same name, penned by Irish author and international bestseller Emma Donoghue, who also wrote the screenplay. This is definitely a good sign – Donoghue is a critically-acclaimed writer and we have definitely seen bestselling novels’ movie adaptations achieve monumental critical and commercial success when penned by their author (Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, anyone?)

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson (director of the critically-acclaimed Frank), Room stars Brie Larson, Joan Allen, William H. Macy and Jacob Tremblay. It is slated to debut during the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival in September, followed by an October 16th limited release in New York and LA, and an eventual nationwide premiere on November 6th

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