The first teaser trailer for the film adaptation of Emma Donoghue's best-selling novel Room
has just been released, and we think it looks every bit as captivating and engrossing as the book.
, first published in 2010, has sold over two million copies worldwide and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
Just as Gillian Flynn did with the screenplay for Gone Girl
, Emma Donoghue has also written the script for the film, which will no doubt make the film as authentic (read: harrowing) and true to the book as possible.
Here is the teaser trailer:
It was announced last year that actress Brie Larson, recently seen in 21 Jump Street
, The Spectacular Now
, and Trainwreck
, had signed on to play Ma in the film. From the first look at the trailer, we think she will absolutely do justice to the challenging and emotionally-draining role.
will get its Canadian premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September; however, there is no Australian release date as yet. Emma's Australian publisher has announced that a film tie-in edition of the book will be available prior to Christmas, so we recommend you get in early and read the book before you see the film (if you haven't already read it, of course).
What do you think? If you've read the book, are you excited to see the film? Or if you haven't, does the trailer make you want to read the book first?