Watch: In the 'Room' Trailer, Brie Larson's Talent Can Not Be Contained

Watch: In the 'Room' Trailer, Brie Larson's Talent Can Not Be Contained

Jul 30, 2015

Brie Larson can currently be seen in theaters playing Amy Schumer's sister in Trainwreck. It's your basic rom-com supporting role, but Larson provides more depth than is required for such a character. Almost too much, nearly overshadowing the leading lady. She probably can't help it; she's just an extremely talented actress. And hopefully she's garnering new fans through the hit comedy, fans who can now get excited about Larson's next starring gig, a drama titled Room

Adapted from the bestselling novel of the same name by its author, Emma Donoghue, Room is about a mother and son confined to a 10-by-10-foot shed, which she calls "Room." They are trapped together, but at least they seem to have a relatively comfortable space to live in. With plenty of books like Alice in Wonderland to enjoy. They just can't go outside, and the five-year-old boy has never seen what lies beyond their four walls. Until she plans for his escape and he gets to experience his own version of Plato's Cave.

Wait, is that a spoiler? Perhaps the new trailer for Room gives too much away. Unless we've read the book, we don't know for sure. And ignorance is bliss -- what we don't know is a spoiler can't hurt us, I say. Anyway, the 90-second preview below promises something more important than plot points: another phenomenal performance by Larson, who looks to be almost doing a one-woman show here, not to dismiss the work of young Jacob Tremblay as her kid. It's primarily a showcase for the actress, her first real meaty role since she wowed us in Short Term 12.

Obviously Larson is already garnering more awards buzz -- her Oscar chatter for Short Term 12 unfortunately didn't pan out, so this could make up for that -- and Room was just confirmed to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, when it will likely build more nomination talk. Following that bow, the movie, which is directed by Lenny Abrahamson (Frank) and also stars Joan Allen and William H. Macy, will open on October 16. 

 

 

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