Trailer Released for THE GLASS CASTLE

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Elizabeth Allen

Staff Writer

Lifelong book lover, Elizabeth Allen managed to get a degree in something completely unrelated that she never intends to use. She’s a proud Connecticut native who lives in a picturesque small town with her black olive-obsessed toddler daughter, her prom date-turned-husband, and her two dim-witted cats Penny Lane and Gretchen Wieners. She spends her days trying to find a way to be paid to read while drinking copious amounts of coffee, watching episodes of Gilmore girls until the DVDs fail, waiting for her husband to feed her, and being obnoxiously vain about her hair. Elizabeth’s work can be found at, where she is currently reading and reviewing all of the books referenced in Gilmore girls. She is also the cohost of two podcasts discussing the work of Amy Sherman-Palladino (“Under the Floorboards” and “Stumbling Ballerinas”). Basically, her entire goal in life is to be a bookish Lorelai Gilmore. She clearly dreams big. Twitter: @BWRBooks

Many readers have been eagerly awaiting the adaptation of the Scribner memoir of the childhood of Jeannette Walls titled The Glass Castle. Spending an impressive 261 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list, the tale of the Walls’ family was clearly ripe for the Hollywood treatment.

Lionsgate acquired the rights to this touching and heartbreaking story in 2012. Originally, Jennifer Lawrence was said to be in talks to play the adult version of Jeanette, but she dropped out of the film after some issues with finding a male lead. Marti Noxon’s original script was rewritten in 2015 by Andrew Lanham and Brie Larson was cast as Lawrence’s replacement. Since then, Woody Harrelson has been identified as Rex Walls with Naomi Watts joining the cast as his wife, Rose. Destin Daniel Cretton is directing.

After much anticipation and some changes to cast and crew, we now have a trailer! The film adaptation of The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is scheduled to be released in theaters on August 11, 2017.