Brie Larson is set to star as Ma in the film “Room,” which is based on the bestselling novel of the same name.
The story of “Room” is narrated by a five year old boy named Jack who in his innocence thinks that the entire world is confined to the room in which he lives with Ma, but he eventually discovers the outside world.
It follows a darkish plot and the movie is expected to have a dark tone too. The book took its inspiration from a notorious Austrian kidnapper named Joseph Fritzel. A character based on him stars in the film as a sadistic sociopath who kidnaps a woman and locks her in his shed. The woman then gives birth to a child who inspires her and becomes her mode of freedom.
Brie Larson took the role very seriously and worked hard to prepare for the role. According to Christian Post, Larson spent time in her house for a month without using her phone. She stuck to a diet of apples and protein shakes which helped her in building up almost 20 pounds of muscle.
My first real food was a crack pie from Momofuku. It was amazing,” she said. Talking more about the preparation she said that she has lived the moment of Ma and knows how survival is when you have something that gives you hope.
She has also become very close to the actor starring as Jack, eight year old Jacob Trembley. The kid was a bit shy towards he first but eventually got used to his on screen mother.
The trailer for the film has been well received and many people could emotionally connect to it. Its eeriness is compelling and we are looking forward to the script too as it is written by Emma Donoghue, who also wrote the book.
“Room” is directed by Lenny Abrahamson and will premiere on Oct. 16, 2015.
Image source: Wikipedia.com/Room(2015)