Brie Larson’s Moving Performance in ‘The Glass Castle’ Trailer Reeks of Oscar Nom Potential
Sniff, sniff: Is that an Oscar nom we smell? Brie Larson and her serious acting face are everything in the new The Glass Castle trailer.
As Larson’s first big screen appearance since her 2016 Oscar-winning performance in Room, her portrayal of Jeannette Walls in the upcoming film adaptation of The Glass Castle equates to a Norma Desmond reentry onto the Hollywood blockbuster scene.
Based on Walls’s best-selling memoir, The Glass Castle tells the story of Walls (Larson) and her dysfunctional parents (Harrelson and Watts). The trailer features scenes that alternate between Walls's turbulent childhood and her life as a successful journalist, and highlights her unconventional upbringing through a series of flashbacks featuring her alcoholic father. Although she and her three siblings eventually escape their parents’ sovereignty and move to New York City, Walls is faced with a heartbreaking decision: Will she accept her dysfunctional family for who they are or leave them in the past?
The Glass Castle arrives in theaters August 11.
*Places early Oscar nom bet on Brie (and crosses fingers that she brings Jacob Tremblay’s attractive father as her date to the show)*