NEW YORK – October 5, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) — Filming has begun locally on “The Book of Henry”, director Colin Trevorrow’s (“Safety Not Guaranteed”) first feature as director since this year’s blockbuster “Jurassic World” (which has grossed nearly $1.7 billion worldwide). Focus Features is overseeing the production and holds worldwide rights, including for domestic release.
The original screenplay for “The Book of Henry” is by acclaimed novelist Gregg Hurwitz.
Two-time Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts stars in the film alongside young actors Jacob Tremblay (of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival hit “Room”) and Jaden Lieberher (of “St. Vincent” and the upcoming “Midnight Special”). The supporting cast includes Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”), Lee Pace (“The Hobbit” trilogy, “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Emmy Award winner Sarah Silverman, Maddie Ziegler (of Sia’s music videos “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart”), and Bobby Moynihan (“Saturday Night Live”).
“The Book of Henry” is the story of a single mother raising two boys, one of whom is a genius. 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.
Academy Award nominee John Schwartzman (“Jurassic World,” “Saving Mr. Banks”) is director of photography on “The Book of Henry.” Melissa Toth (Focus’ “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) is the costume designer, and Kevin Stitt (“Jurassic World”) is the film editor. Emmy Award winner Kalina Ivanov (“Grey Gardens”) is the production designer.