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Lenny Abrahamson & Emma Donoghue Bring 'Room' to the Screen

October 24, 201528 min
Writer Emma Donoghue had a strong sense of what her novel Room might be like as a movie, so she wrote a screenplay version before the book was even published. Director Lenny Abrahamson read and loved the book, but never thought he'd have the chance to direct the film adaptation. Still, he had to try. They tell us how they came to team up, and talk about the challenges of making a film on a dark topic that people will still want to see.
Photo: Director Lenny Abrahamson on the set of Room with actors Jacob Tremblay (L) and Brie Larson (R). Courtesy A24. 

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