By Brionna Rivers
Colin Trevorrow is back in the director’s chair for his first feature film since last year’s blockbuster “Jurassic World.“ “The Book of Henry,“ Trevorrow’s upcoming drama, brings him back to the intimate human drama that made him stand out at Sundance in 2012 with “Safety Not Guaranteed.”
Trevorrow told Empire, “I wanted to do something that scared the hell out of me. An acoustic movie with intense emotion. The challenge was to give an audience the same tension and thrills they get from a blockbuster, but rely solely on story and character to do it.”
The original screenplay for The Book of Henry is by Gregg Hurwitz, it follows the stories of two young boys- child prodigy Henry Carpenter (Jaeden Lieberher) and his brother, Peter (Jacob Tremblay) who go on a rescue mission to save their neighbor (Maddie Ziegler) from her abusive father. Other names on the cast list include Naomi Watts, who will appear as the boys’ mother, Dean Norris, Lee Pace, Sarah Silverman, and Bobby Moynihan.
John Schwartzman will serve as the director of photography on “The Book of Henry” with Melissa Toth as the costume designer, Kevin Stitt as the film editor and Kalina Ivanov as the production designer
The film is being produced by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment’s (SKE) Sidney Kimmel and Carla Hacken, and by Double Nickel Entertainment’s Jenette Kahn and Adam Richman. Executive-producing are Sue Baden-Powell and SKE’s John Penotti. Focus Films will unveil “The Book of Henry” on September 16, 2016.