Lionsgate announced that “The Glass Castle” will be released on August 11, according to Variety.
The film stars Academy Award winner Brie Larson as Jeanette Walls, who penned the memoir upon which it is based. Larson reunites with her “Short Term 12” director Destin Cretton. Cretton also co-wrote the screenplay with Andrew Lanham, whose also wrote “The Shack.”
“The Glass Castle” is the story of a woman who recalls her unconventional childhood with dysfunctional parents. Her mother, played by Naomi Watts, is an artist disinterested in raising children. Her father, played by Woody Harrelson, is an alcoholic. The family is poor and moves around a lot, but to distract from their circumstances, dad creates magical stories to inspire hope in his kids. As an adult living in New York, her life takes an unexpected turn when her parents decide to move to be close to her.
Also appearing in the film are Max Greenfield, Sarah Snook, and Iain Armitage. Armitage recently impressed audiences as 5-year-old Ziggy Chapman in the HBO mini-series “Big Little Lies.”
The film is produced by Gil Netter and Ken Kao. Netter has two Academy Award nominations, for “Life of Pi” and “The Blind Side.” Kao produced last year’s “Silence.”
So far, the other films slated for release on August 11 are”Annabelle: Creation” and “Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature.”