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Brie Larson turns up the waterworks in stirring The Glass Castle trailer

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The family dynamic at the center of The Glass Castle is cracking bit-by-bit in the latest trailer for Destin Cretton’s big-screen adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ New York Times best-seller of the same name.

Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson fronts an ensemble cast in the film, which is based on Walls’ 2005 autobiography. The film follows Walls, who was born into an clan of semi-dysfunctional nomads including an alcoholic patriarch, Rex (Woody Harrelson), and his artistically inclined partner, Rose Mary (Naomi Watts).

From L to R: Sadie Sink as “Young Lori,” Charlie Shotwell as “Young Brian,” Woody Harrelson as “Rex Walls,” Ella Anderson as “Young Jeannette,” Naomi Watts as “Rose Mary Walls” and Eden Grace Redfield as “Youngest Maureen” in THE GLASS CASTLE. Photo by Jake Giles Netter.
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Watts shows off her character’s twangy flair in the new preview, while Larson, reflecting on her character’s formative years under Rex’s watch, takes charge of a particularly emotional exchange with Harrelson, who has a staggering six films — three already released, three on deck — dropping throughout 2017.

“You were born to change the world. You’re not like me,” he tells her. Through tears, she responds: “I am like you, and I’m glad.”

Just over a year after she won her first Academy Award for her leading role in Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, The Glass Castle sees Larson re-teaming with Cretton after they previously worked together on the indie hit Short Term 12 in 2013, which earned critical raves and positioned the actress for her subsequent major mainstream break.

You can see Larson and Crettin’s latest team effort when The Glass Castle hits theaters on Aug. 11. Watch the film’s new trailer above.

Brie Larson as “Jeannette” on THE GLASS CASTLE. Photo by Jake Giles Netter.
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