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Brie Larson Drama ‘Room’ Gets Awards Season Launch Via A24

Lenny Abrahamson directs Emma Donoghue’s adaption of her bestseller, which also stars William H. Macy and Joan Allen and is in lineup for Toronto Film Festival

“Room,” a film drama adapted by Emma Donoghue from her best-selling novel, will get a limited awards season release on Oct. 16 before a nationwide rollout on Nov. 6, distributor A24 said Wednesday.

Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay star as a mother and son in “Room,” which is directed by Lenny Abrahamson (“Frank”) and has  been chosen for a spot in the official lineup of the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. William H. Macy and Joan Allen co-star in the film, produced by Element Films, No Trace Camping and Film4.

Tremblay plays five-year-old Jack who, along with his Ma (Larson) is held captive in a windowless 10-foot by 10-foot space, which she euphemistically refers to as “Room,” by a kidnapper named Old Nick.

The mother and son plot an escape, which leads to their confronting an even riskier reality.

A24 acquired the rights to “Room” at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, prior to its going into production.