'Room' With Brie Larson Gets Release Date

Room Still - H 2015
Courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival

Room Still - H 2015

A24's adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s novel will screen at the Toronto Film Festival in September.

Room, the adaptation of Emma Donoghue's best-selling novel starring Brie Larson, has been set for release on Oct. 16 in a limited bow, before expanding nationwide on Nov. 6.

The film, which stars Larson as a young mother who is trapped in a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space with her 5-year-old son, will also screen in September at the Toronto Film Festival, where many awards contenders begin their journey. Now with its theatrical release set during the heart of awards season, Room seems primed for awards consideration.

Emma Donoghue adapted her own book into the screenplay, and Lenny Abrahamson, who previously directed the Michael Fassbender-starrer Frank, helms Room. A24 picked up the domestic rights to Room at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, prior to production.

Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen and William H. Macy also star. 

Donoghue's popular novel is told from 5-year-old Jack's perspective. He and his "Ma" live in a small, windowless room, where they are held captive by a man. Ma has done everything she can to create a complete and fulfilling life for her son, but things eventually reach a breaking point and she hatches a risky plan for escape.