Naomi Watts May Scale Lionsgate’s Glass Castle With Brie Larson

Naomi Watts

Allegiant star Naomi Watts is circling a role in Lionsgate’s Glass Castle, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Pitched as a big-screen rendition of Jeanette Walls’ memoir, Watts is on the verge of starring opposite Brie Larson for a comedy drama that will see the Room breakout reteam with her Short Term 12 director, Destin Daniel Cretton.

Charting the successful career and life of a young New York woman (Larson, in all likelihood), Glass Castle soon throws a spanner in the works when her “dysfunctional and nonconformist” parents make tracks for the Big Apple to be close to their daughter. Having comfortably put as much distance as possible between her troubled family and a new life, Larson’s protagonist is left facing a family dilemma once mom and dad arrive in town.

Playing the part of the volatile, alcoholic patriarch is Woody Harrelson, while THR confirmed that Watts will take point as Larson’s brash mother. On paper, it’s a recipe for some truly engaging comedy, and given that each member of the trio were last seen in serious roles – Harrelson in Triple 9, Watts in Allegiant and of course, Larson in RoomGlass Castle will mark a welcome change of pace for each star.

Still incubating in pre-production, there’s no release timeline for Glass Castle to report. Watts, however, is currently lighting up screens alongside Shailene Woodley in The Divergent Series: Allegiant, and can next be seen lending some much-needed life advice to Jake Gyllenhaal’s tortured soul in next month’s Demolition.