Brie Larson’s The Glass Castle definitely looks like one of those awards-bait family drama movies that actors join up with when they really, really want to win an Oscar. But Larson has already won an Oscar, and keep in mind that this is from Destin Daniel Cretton, the director of Short Term 12, the movie that effectively launched Larson’s leap to stardom.

Short Term 12 is a fantastically layered, empathetic study of relationships and friendships between people and the sacrifices we make to keep those relationships going. The Glass Castle looks like it’ll fit right in with Cretton’s — and Larson’s — strengths. Based on the memoir by Jeanette Walls, the film is about a woman who uses the strength she gains from her dysfunctional childhood to make a life for herself as an adult.

Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, THE GLASS CASTLE is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar® winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.

The Glass Castle opens in theaters August 11.

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