Jaeden Lieberher in First Trailer for Trevorrow's 'The Book of Henry'

March 30, 2017
Source: YouTube

The Book of Henry Trailer

"We have to make it better. There's only one way to stop it." Focus Features has debuted the first trailer for the film The Book of Henry, the latest from director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed, Jurassic World). Unlike his past two films, this one is a more conventional drama with real people (and no sci-fi). The Book of Henry is about a single mother raising two boys, one of who happens to be a genius. The cast includes Jacob Tremblay and Jaeden Lieberher as the two boys, along with Naomi Watts, Lee Pace, Sarah Silverman, Maddie Ziegler, Dean Norris, and Bobby Moynihan. This seems like a very nice, charming drama until - wait, Naomi Watts is a sniper now?! As odd as that twist is, I still want to watch this.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Colin Trevorrow's The Book of Henry, direct from YouTube:

The Book of Henry Poster

The Book of Henry is the story of a single mother (Naomi Watts) raising two boys (Jacob Tremblay & Jaeden Lieberher), one of whom is a genius. After she discovers a book written by her son containing a plan to right a terrible wrong happening next door, she attempts to execute the plan, and in the process discovers new strength as a parent. The Book of Henry is directed by filmmaker Colin Trevorrow, of the films Safety Not Guaranteed and Jurassic World previously (as well as Star Wars: Episode IX next). The screenplay is written by Gregg Hurwitz. The film hasn't premiered at any film festivals yet. Focus Features will open Trevorrow's The Book of Henry in theaters starting June 16th this summer. Anyone interested?

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  • backwardsprogress
    Well that took a very dark turn...
  • TheOct8pus
    Looks kinda badass
  • shiboleth
    It does look a bit overstretched. But I like Naomi Watts and wish her a good film ...
    • Bo
      Yea, me too shiboleth. I fell in love with Naomi Watts and her work upon viewing her amazing performance in 21 Grams. I liked this trailer. I've also recently read a few of the novels written by this screenwriter, Gregg Hurwitz. Most notably Ophan X and The Nowhere Man. Both pretty good, so I was pleasantly surprised to see he wrote the script to this movie. That, and Naomi Watts, has me wanting to see what they've done here. Not a fan of this director's work there's that...we shall see. Cheers.
      • RAW_D
        But Trevorrow has directed it. Are you impressed with him Bo?
        • Bo
          Thanks for your reply, Raw. No, I am not impressed with Trevorrow. As I stated above, 'not a fan of this director's work though' missed that?, I'm not a fan of anything Jurassic Park, World, Trevorrow is not impressionable to me. However, I liked the look of this trailer and the cast he assembled so I'll keep an open mind. Cheers!
      • shiboleth
        Well, I liked her ever since that David Lynch's film, Mullholand Drive. Although I don't like always what Lynch is doing or has done, I liked that film and those two beautiful women in there. She has done also, I agree, a marvelous job in 21 Grams with Sean Penn. But also in other films too. As for this one and the film, as said before, films make us sometimes to look for superficial if there's something worth seeing. Like Naomi Watts here. Later ...
        • Bo
          Actually, Naomi Waltts didn't really register for me in Lynch's film as I can't stand his work and didn't like that one especially. All of his work is too simplistic and cloaked in weirdness masking as 'heavy stuff' did like Elephant Man though. No, I just watched 21 Grams again and she again knocked me for a loop. A very, very emotionally demanding role and she was right there the whole time. I couldn't understand why she didn't win the Academy Award as she was nominated. So I looked it up and Charlize Theron won for Monster. Can't complain about that as she too did an unbelievable job in that film. Too bad two such great performances had to show up in the same year. None of it makes a tinker damn and I like Ms. Watts and her work a lot more than I do Theron's. Just a personal taste/opinion thing I reckon. Later gator.
          • shiboleth
            Well, David Lynch isn't for everybody, I can understand, from watching his films, why he can agitate a lot of people. I would be lying saying that I totally agree with you. But I do respect your thoughts about his films and about his sensibility. And I also agree that he sometimes is overdoing his 'creativity' producing weirdness in the plot of some of his films without purpose. But, from time to time, his films come up to me as some interesting perspective of filming... As for the lovefest for Ms. Watts, I am totally joining your admiring for her ... Cheers Bo ...
          • Bo
            No, he's not, but I fully understand why people like him and you state very well as to why you do. It's cool. We can disagree on this matter. Christ, we can't agree on everything, can we? it seems we do on most, so that's a nice thing. Later gator.
  • Moe
    I really like Naomi Watts too. This film looks great!
    Solid. Maybe a tad dramatic, but that might just be the editing of the trailer. Quite a nice thing sometimes, to have a normal drama.
  • RAW_D
    Holy sh*t! This trailer took a 180 half-way through! I was expecting a dramatic heartfelt story about a genius kid trying to socially adjust, and instead I get a movie about a girl being abused by her corrupt cop father! WTH! And that poster looks like a Goonies poster. Very Drew Struzan inspired. This movie is going to mislead a LOT of parents thinking it's some kids movie, which...there's kids in it, but what HEAVY subject matter. Also, is anyone else concerned that Trevorrow is going to direct Episode IX? I thought Jurassic World was mediocre at best.....
    • I am concerned. Jurassic World was a mess. Trevorrow doesn't seem to have a compelling and clear vision. We would be lucky if he could deliver a sequel on par with RotJ.
      • RAW_D
        My thoughts exactly...




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