Sigourney Weaver to Join Liam Neeson in A MONSTER CALLS

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sigourney Weaver has signed on to join Liam Neeson and rising star Felicity Jones in Juan Antonio Bayona's film adaptation of Patrick Ness' children's A MONSTER CALLS.

The film follows "a young boy who attempts to deal with bullying at the hands of his classmates, and his mother's terminal illness, by escaping into a fantastical world through the guidance of a tree monster."

Weaver will take on the role of "the boy's grandmother, a no-nonsense woman with whom the boy is to live with upon the mother's death." Neeson will portray the monster, with Jones set to play the boy's mother.

A MONSTER CALLS was the original idea of author Siobhan Dowd who died from cancer before penning the book herself. Ness then picked it up and published.

The film will hit theaters on October 14, 2016.

Weaver's other upcoming big screen projects include Exodus: Gods and Kings and The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes. She recently starred in Vamps, The Cold Light of Day, The Cabin in the Woods and Red Lights, as well as the TV mini-series Political Animals. Weaver last appeared on Broadway in 2013 in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. She has also starred onstage in Sex and Longing, Hurlyburly and The Constant Wife.

Photo by Walter McBride

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