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A24 SETS OCTOBER 16TH RELEASE DATE FOR ROOM


 

(New York, NY) July 29, 2015—A24 announced today that it will be releasing its upcoming drama ROOM on October 16thin a limited NY/LA bow.  The film will be expanding nationwide on November 6th.

 

Adapted by Emma Donoghue from her best-selling novel, ROOM stars Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay and Academy Award®nominees Joan Allen and William H. Macy. It is directed by Lenny Abrahamson (FRANK) and produced by Element Films, No Trace Camping, and Film4. A24 acquired rights to the film at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, prior to its going into production.  The movie was just announced as part of the official line up for the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. 

 

Full synopsis below. 

 

Synopsis

Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, ROOM is a unique and unexpectedly tender exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child under the most harrowing of circumstances.

 

ROOM tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay in a breakout performance), a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson, SHORT TERM 12, TRAINWRECK).  Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical—they are trapped—confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named “Room.” Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life.   But as Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.  ROOM also stars three-time Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award® nominee William H. Macy. 

 

At once a taut narrative of captivity and freedom, an imaginative trip into the wonders of childhood, and a profound portrait of a family’s bonds and fortitude, ROOM is a beautifully transcendent experience based on the award-winning global bestseller by Emma Donoghue. Director Lenny Abrahamson (FRANK) remains faithful to the novel while bringing Jack, Ma and their entirely singular world to heart-pounding and intensely cinematic life. ROOM demonstrates the triumphant power of familial love even in the darkest of circumstances, and is sure to take its place among the most emotionally affecting films to ever explore the bond between parents and children.

 

About A24

Launched in the summer of 2012, A24 is a New York-based media company focused on the distribution, financing, development and production of feature films and television projects.  Recent releases include the Amy Winehouse documentary AMY, from director Asif Kapadia, which premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and has become a major success both critically and commercially; Alex Garland's highly-acclaimed directorial debut EX MACHINA, starring Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander; as well as Noah Baumbach's latest comedy WHILE WE'RE YOUNG, featuring an all-star cast of Ben Stiller, Adam Driver, Naomi Watts and Amanda Seyfried.  Earlier this year, they released A MOST VIOLENT YEAR, named the “2014 Best Film of the Year” by the National Board of Review, from J.C. Chandor starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain in a Golden Globe-nominated role.  Last year, they released Sundance breakout OBVIOUS CHILD, featuring Jenny Slate, and Jonathan Glazer’s singular Scarlett Johansson film, UNDER THE SKIN. In 2013, the company released Sofia Coppola’s THE BLING RING, James Ponsoldt’s THE SPECTACULAR NOW, and Harmony Korine’s record-breaking SPRING BREAKERS. Upcoming titles include James Ponsoldt's THE END OF THE TOUR, which debuted to much acclaim at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel as writer David Foster Wallace. THE END OF THE TOUR will be released in theaters on July 31, 2015.