From director J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible”), A Monster Calls follows 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.
In theaters October 21, 2016