Colin Trevorrow’s ‘The Book of Henry’ Nabs Fall 2016 Release

Colin Trevorrow’s “The Book of Henry” has scored a prime awards season release date.

Focus Features will debut the picture in limited release on Sept. 16, 2016, and will expand the film the following weekend. It will go wide on Sept. 30, facing competition from the comedies “The Edge of Seventeen” and “Masterminds,” horror film “Incarnate,” the Tim Burton family film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” and the Mark Wahlberg action drama “Deepwater Horizon.”

The Book of Henry,” a drama about a single mother raising a child genius, marks Trevorrow’s follow-up to the smash hit, “Jurassic World.” Prior to landing on Isla Nublar, Trevorrow first turned heads with his Sundance hit, “Safety Not Guaranteed.” Following the box office success of “Jurassic World,” he has been entrusted with the keys to the “Star Wars” franchise and will direct “Episode IX” as his next project.

Oscar nominee Naomi Watts stars in “The Book of Henry,” along with Jacob Tremblay and Jaeden Lieberher, the youthful “Room” and “Midnight Special” actors. Other cast members include comedian Sarah Silverman, Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”) and Lee Pace (“Guardians of the Galaxy”). Crime novelist Gregg Hurwitz wrote the screenplay.

Focus also has Oscar ambitions for “Loving,” the story of the couple that challenged Virginia laws prohibiting interracial marriage. It premiered at Cannes and hits theaters on Nov. 4.

More Film

  • Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus Teases 'Charlie's Angels' Collaboration with Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey

    Three of the biggest female pop stars have joined forces in a new song for the Elizabeth Banks-directed reboot of “Charlie’s Angels.” In a tweet posted Wednesday, Miley Cyrus hinted at a collaboration between herself, Lana Del Rey, and Ariana Grande in the forthcoming film. Alongside a 14-second teaser, originally posted by Sony Pictures, the [...]

  • AMC TheatresShop signs, Los Angeles, America

    AMC Subscription Program Hits 860k Members

    AMC’s subscription service, launched in 2018 as a challenger to MoviePass, has reached 860,129 members in its first 12 months. Given the unwieldy moniker of AMC Stubs A-List, the service costs between $19.95 to $23.95 per month depending on where users live. The company initially said it had hoped to sign up 500,000 members in [...]

  • Directors Guild Bans Day-and-Date Releases From

    Directors Guild Wades Into Streaming Movie Debate With Day-and-Date Awards Ban

    In a slap at streaming services, the Directors Guild of America has banned “day and date” releases from its top feature film award. The DGA announced Wednesday that it was taking the step “in recognition of the unique cultural importance of the theatrical experience to audiences and filmmakers alike.” Its national board unanimously approved the change [...]

  • Gabrielle Carteris

    LGBTQ Groups Backing SAG-AFTRA in Member Privacy Fight Against IMDb

    SAG-AFTRA has announced that a coalition of national LGBTQ groups is backing the union in its fight for member privacy against IMDb. The groups include the National LGBTQ Task Force, the country’s oldest national LGBTQ advocacy group; GLAAD; the Transgender Law Center; the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund; Transcend Legal, Inc.; and Equality Federation. [...]

  • Myst Computer Game

    'Myst' Film and TV Rights Sell to Village Roadshow

    “Myst,” the influential video game that helped usher in the CD-ROM era, may inspire an ambitious multi-platform film and television universe. Village Roadshow Entertainment Group, the co-producer and co-financier of the “Matrix” and “Sherlock Holmes” franchises, has acquired the rights to the first-person graphic adventure. For those born post-90s, “Myst” was wildly popular and hailed [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content