Irish Film: New featurette takes an inside look at the cast of Room

A24, the U.S. distributor of Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, is currently releasing featurettes for the film via their YouTube channel. The latest features a look at the cast.

Irish author Emma O’Donoghue is adapting the story from her own best-selling novel, which is told from the perspective of a five-year-old boy, Jack, who is being held captive in a small room along with his mother. To him the room is his world, but his mother knows different having been held there for 7 years.

The film stars Brie Larson (Short Term 12, The Spectacular Now), Jacob Tremblay (The Smurfs 2, Somnia), Joan Allen (The Bourne Supremacy, Nixon) and William H. Macy (Shameless, Magnolia). Also joining the cast are Sean Bridgers (Rectify), Tom McCamus (The Samaritan) and Megan Park (What If).

Room is an Element Pictures and No Trace Camping production, in association with Telefilm Canada, Film4, and the Irish Film Board.

The film will have its Canadian premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, before a US release on October 16th. Room will be released in Ireland by Element Pictures Distribution on January 29th.

Here’s some of the other featurettes: