A Monster Calls will be hitting theatres in time for the holidays, and right now we have a pair of behind-the-scenes featurettes for you!
A Monster Calls is directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage) and written by Patrick Ness based on his award-winning children’s fantasy novel. Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, and Liam Neeson star. Participant Media and River Road are producers with Lionsgate handling the film abroad.
Look for the film in a limited Top 10 city run beginning December 23rd in 20-plus theaters before going wide in 1,500 venues on January 6th.
Twelve-year-old Conor (MacDougall), dealing with his mother’s (Jones) illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother (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.