'Great Gilly Hopkins' Trailer Sees Kathy Bates as a Protective Foster Mother

Lionsgate Premiere
'The Great Gilly Hopkins'

Sophie Nelisse, Julia Stiles, Bill Cobbs, Billy Magnussen, Octavia Spencer and Glenn Close also star in Stephen Herek's adaptation of Katherine Paterson's YA novel.

"I like moving," explains Sophie Nélisse as the titular Great Gilly Hopkins in a new trailer. "It's boring to stay in one place. That way, I get to see more of the world."

However, the feisty foster kid isn't the most receptive at first to the home of Mamie Trotter (Kathy Bates) — which smells like it also houses a cat or two (though it doesn't) — and she concocts a plan to lure her birth mother to her rescue.

Based on the Newbery Award-winning young-adult novel by Katherine Paterson (Bridge to Terabithia), the Great Gilly Hopkins adaptation also features Julia Stiles, Bill Cobbs, Billy Magnussen, Octavia Spencer and Glenn Close. Stephen Herek directs from a screenplay by David Paterson.

Lionsgate Premiere will release The Great Gilly Hopkins in theaters and on demand Oct. 7.

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