A MONSTER CALLS premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and caused some grown people to cry.
The movie adaptation of Patrick Ness’s YA book A Monster Calls premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and has received some tearful, yet positive, reactions from the audience. Not only that, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, and Lewis MacDougall were there to help promote the movie with director J.A. Bayona.
Nerdist was able to spend a few minutes with them to talk about the creative and emotional process of making the film.
A visually spectacular and unabasedly emotional drama from director J.A. Bayona (The Impossible).
12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is dealing with far more than other boys his age. His beloved and devoted mother (Felicity Jones) is ill. He has little in common with his imperious grandmother (Sigourney Weaver). His father (Toby Kebbell) has resettled thousands of miles away. But Conor finds a most unlikely ally when the Monster (portrayed by Liam Neeson in performance-capture and voiceover) appears at his bedroom window one night.
Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth that powerfully fuses imagination and reality.
A Monster Calls has a limited release December 23, 2016, with a wide release January 6, 2017.