Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay Attempt Desperate Escape in 'Room's' First Official Trailer
"Truck. Wiggle out. Jump. Run. Somebody," Larson tells her 5-year-old son are the steps he must remember as he attempts a brave escape.
The first official trailer for Lenny Abrahamson's Room is here, and like the setting of much of the film itself, it manages to cram a whole lot of drama into a very small space.
The film written by Emma Donoghue, and based on an adaptation of best-selling novel, tells the story of a mother, Joy, and son, Jack, who have been held captive for years in a single room. When at long last, Joy (Brie Larson) and Jack (Jacob Tremblay) manage a remarkably brave escape, they find themselves grappling with the vastly more complex, if less horrific, world beyond their single room.
The movie premiered at the Telluride Film Festival, earning Larsson and Tremblay high praise for their performances. Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter praised Larson's performance as "exceedingly dimensional in a role that calls for running the gamut" and young Tremblay for being "always convincing without ever being cloying."
The film also stars Joan Allen as Joy's mother, William H. Macy as Joy's father and Tom McManus as her new stepfather.
Room opens Oct. 16
Watch the trailer below.