‘Room’ Trailer Offers First Look at Brie Larson in This Emotionally Charged Drama

By July 30, 2015

Brie Larson has slowly emerged as one of the best and most unique actresses working today. After having noticeable appearances in films like Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, 21 Jump Street, and more. Larson recently entered into the conversation as an awards-worthy actress following her performance in the 2013 indie-darling, Short Term 12.

She’s one of the few actresses, though, who seems to do whatever she wants. For every time that she’s the lead in a film, she’s a small supporting player in another, and it gives across the vibe that Larson picks whatever projects she likes, big or small. Judging by the look of her other film set to come out this year, Room, directed by Frank helmer Lenny Abrahamson though – Larson may be entering herself into the awards conversation once more.

The first trailer for the film debuted online earlier today (via A24), and gives a small 90-second look at the new drama, adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name by Emma Donoghue. Room takes the perspective of a young boy living in a small room with his mother, not realizing that they are in all actuality, be held captive, until the mother finds a way to free them both from their imprisonment.

Prepare your emotions, and check out the trailer below:

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

“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.”

… Wow.

The movie is set to make it’s premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, before making its theatrical release a month later. With the film being released in the middle of Oscar season, as well as the astonishing performances seemingly given in the trailer – it’s not too much of a stretch to think that audiences might be hearing Room talked about a lot come awards season next year.

Abrahamson made a mark with Frank last year, and to see him going from a black comedy to this, shows a kind of range that may make him one of the most interesting filmmakers in the industry. Either this film is going to be one of the most emotionally resonant films of the entire year, or this was an incredibly well-cut trailer, either way – well done.

Room is set to hit theaters nationwide on October 15th!

Make sure to keep checking back for more Room updates — right here on GeekNation!

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

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