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Jeannette Walls's memoir on her unconventional childhood serves as the basis for The Glass Castle, a multifaceted tale of her lively & troubled family.

Being that it’s such a shared experience, reconciling with the past is one of those fundamental stories that get told again and again. We all have things that gnaw at us, especially when going back to childhood like The Glass Castle does. Our naive memories stand in stark contrast to how we now understand the world, but it’s impossible to shake the feelings connected to them, no matter how uninformed they might have been.

Most of us don’t have as much to sort out as Jeannette Walls does, whose memoir on her unconventional childhood serves as the basis for The Glass Castle. The tale of her lively and troubled family is about as multifaceted as you can get, promising a movie that should have enough emotional ground for you to run sprints through.


source: Lionsgate

None of this will be new to the team making The Glass Castle, as many of the key players are holdovers from writer/director Destin Daniel Cretton’s much-loved Short Term 12. Brie Larson is his female lead once again, and with Woody Harrelson (who is perfectly cast) and Naomi Watts as the beleaguered parents, The Glass Castle looks to be the step towards prominence that Cretton has earned.

The Glass Castle is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and stars Brie Larson, Naomi Watts, and Woody Harrelson. It will be released in the U.S. on August 11th, 2017 and in the U.K. on October 6th, 2017. For international release dates, click here.

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Emily is a film addict, TV aficionado, and book lover. She's currently in training to become a crazy cat lady.

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