Irish Film: Lenny Abrahamson’s Room moves up 2 weeks to January 15th

Good news film fans! Lenny Abrahamson’s critically acclaimed and TIFF award-winning new drama Room is coming to Ireland and the UK sooner than previously announced. StudioCanal and Element Pictures have moved the release date up 2 weeks, from January 29th to January 15th.

Author Emma O’Donoghue has adapted the story from her own best-selling novel. That story 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), alongside 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.