Lionsgate’s “The Glass Castle” will open August 11, 2017, the studio announced Thursday.
The drama, starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts, is based on one of the longest-running New York Times bestsellers.
“The Glass Castle” tells the story of Jeannette Walls as she recounts her and her siblings’ upbringing with nomadic parents.
Larson’s “Short Term 12” writer/director Destin Daniel Cretton wrote and directed “The Glass Castle,” with Andrew Lanham as co-writer. Gil Netter and Ken Kao produced via Netter Productions.
Jennifer Lawrence was originally attached to star in the film, as she and Lionsgate have enjoyed a very fruitful relationship with the “Hunger Games” franchise. However, the Oscar winner dropped out of the project and was replaced by Larson.
Larson recently starred in “Kong” Skull Island” and will next be seen in “Basmati Blues.” She can currently be seen in Ben Wheatley’s “Free Fire.” Harrelson just starred in “Wilson” and will next star in “War for the Planet of the Apes” and the “Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film.” Watts’ most recent credit includes “3 Generations” and “Allegiant” and will next be seen in “The Book of Henry.”
Opening on August 11 is New Line Cinema’s horror film “Annabelle: Creation” as well as “Whose Streets?” in limited release.