First Look at Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry

Posted by at 12:38 pm on June 27, 2016

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Focus Features (via Empire) has released the first official image from The Book of Henry, the new film by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) his first feature as director since last year’s blockbuster Jurassic World. The still features young stars Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special) as child prodigy Henry Carpenter with the breakout star of Room Jacob Tremblay as his brother, Peter. Check it out above!

“I wanted to do something that scared the hell out of me” Trevorrow tells the outlet of the movie. “An acoustic movie with intense emotion. The challenge was to give an audience the same tension and thrills they get from a blockbuster, but rely solely on story and character to do it.”

The original screenplay for The Book of Henry is by acclaimed novelist Gregg Hurwitz. Two-time Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts (Birdman, King Kong) stars in the film alongside Tremblay and Lieberher. The supporting cast includes Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”), Lee Pace (The Hobbit trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy), Emmy Award winner Sarah Silverman (Wreck-It Ralph), Maddie Ziegler (of Sia’s music videos “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart”), and Bobby Moynihan (“Saturday Night Live”).

The Book of Henry is the story of a single mother raising two boys, one of whom is a genius. The film is being produced by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment’s (SKE) Sidney Kimmel and Carla Hacken, and by Double Nickel Entertainment’s Jenette Kahn and Adam Richman. Executive-producing are Sue Baden-Powell and SKE’s John Penotti.

Academy Award nominee John Schwartzman (Jurassic World, Saving Mr. Banks) is director of photography on The Book of Henry. Melissa Toth (Focus’ Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) is the costume designer, and Kevin Stitt (Jurassic World) is the film editor. Emmy Award winner Kalina Ivanov (Grey Gardens) is the production designer.

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