Ready for a tearjerker? The new film A Monster Calls, based on the novel written by Patrick Ness from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd, features an amazing cast. J.A. Bayona directs, and after work on The Orphanage is no stranger to visually stunning dramas. The film stars Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weave, and Liam Neeson lends his vocal talents as the title monster.
Here is the official synopsis:
A visually spectacular drama from director J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible”). 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall), dealing with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother (Sigourney Weaver), and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth. Toby Kebbell plays Conor’s father, and Liam Neeson stars in performance-capture and voiceover as the nocturnally visiting Monster of the title.
A Monster Calls comes to theaters October 21, 2016.