What would you do when a Monster Calls?

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Lewis MacDougall stars as Conor in director J.A. Bayona’s A MONSTER CALLS, a Focus Features release. Credit : Jose Haro / Focus Features
Lewis MacDougall stars as Conor in director J.A. Bayona’s A MONSTER CALLS, a Focus Features release. Credit : Jose Haro / Focus Features

A visually spectacular drama from director J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible”). 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall), dealing with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother (Sigourney 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.

 

Director: J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible,” “The Orphanage”)

Writer: Patrick Ness, based on upon the novel written by Patrick Ness from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd

Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, and Liam Neeson

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