Closer to Screen: ROOM Movie

RoomIt’s difficult to imagine a film based on Emma Donoghue’s claustrophobic best seller, Room  (Hachette/Little,Brown), but the project, announced in September, appears to be moving along.

Director Lenny Abrahamson has hired Brie Larson for the lead role of Ma, a woman who was kidnapped as a teenager and lives in a tiny room with her 5-year-old son. The story is told through the boy’s eyes, as his mother works to maintain the illusion that their life is normal.

Donaghue’s latest novel, Frog Music, (Hachette/Little, Brown), was released last week.

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