A Monster Calls (2016) Preview

Directed by: J. A. Bayona;

Produced by: Belén Atienza, Mitch Horwits, Jonathan King;

Written by: Patrick Ness;

Cinematography: Óscar Faura;

Music by: Fernando Velázquez;

Edited by: Bernat Vilaplana, Jaume Marti;

Based on: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness “from an original idea by Siobhan Dowd”

Running time: 108 minutes;

Distributed by: Focus Features;


  • Lewis MacDougall as Conor O’Malley
  • Sigourney Weaver as Conor’s grandmother
  • Felicity Jones as Conor’s mother
  • Toby Kebbell as Conor’s father, who is distant to his wife and son
  • Liam Neeson as the voice of the “Monster”
  • James Melville as Harry
  • Lily-Rose Aslandogdu as Lily

Plot: Based on the famous novel by Patrick Ness. The story follows Conor O’Malley (Lewis MacDougall), a young boy who tries to deal with his mothers (Felicity Jones) terminal illness and the bullying at his local school done by Harry (James Melville). One night, Conor encounters a “monster” (Liam Neeson) in a form of a giant manlike yew tree who has come to tell stories and help him.

Release date: October 21, 2016 (Latvia), December 23, 2016 (USA)

For more information, check out: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3416532/

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