If you have never heard of the Emma Donoghue 2010 novel “Room”, all I gotta say is. Watch this video. I’ll wait.
Are you back? Okay.
When I first came across the book, I finished it in less than a day. I was physically unable to put it down. It became one of my favorite books.
And now, it’s gonna be a movie.
Well, technically, this film was announced long before I even read the book. I swear I had no idea this was gonna be a film until just recently. I feel like such an idiot for not looking it up sooner, but I guess I just assumed it wasn’t gonna be a film because, let’s face it, this is such a hard book to adapt. And I am incredibly late to the party, because principal photography has already wrapped. But on the plus side, it means I don’t have to wait so long to see this film happen.
The film is directed by Lenny Abrahamson, who also directed Frank. On a related note, I am now going to have to see Frank. The character of Jack will be played by child actor Jacob Tremblay. I’m not sure how old he is, or if he has any acting ability, but we’ll see. The book’s author Emma Donoghue wrote the screenplay, adapting her novel for the big screen, which worked wonders for Gyllian Flynn. And speaking of Gone Girl, the book has one critical role that, if done right, could mean serious awards attention for the actress. That being the role of ‘Ma’.
‘Ma’ will be played by Brie Larson, of Short Term 12 fame. I am now also going to have to see Short Term 12. But if Larson impresses, we could easily be looking at an Oscar nomination.
Forget about Star Wars and Jurassic World, THIS is my most anticipated movie of 2015.
And to finish this post, one final note from me: Much like ‘Wicked’, ‘Room’ is a project that I invisioned one day possibly directing myself. In fact, this was a little something I put together on Photoshop, with ‘Ma’ and ‘Old Nick’ being portrayed by Jessica Chastain and Steve Buscemi, respectively.