ROOM – In Cinemas Friday January 15 – Jacob Tremblay: One To Watch
Ahead of the cinema release of ROOM this Friday, we decided to have a look at the incredible nine-year old Jacob Tremblay and why is the rising young star and one to watch.
Jacob Tremblay made his first entrance to film in 2013 as ‘Blue’ in The Smurfs 2, before appearing in several TV movies such as My Mother’s Future Husband (2014) and Santa’s Little Ferrets (2014).
Now, the youngster is being acclaimed for his performance as Jack in Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘Room’, including a win for Breakthrough Performance at the National Board of Review USA, and Best Supporting Actor nomination from the Screen Actors’ Guild. The film was also nominated for three Golden Globes, with Brie Larson collecting the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, and both actors will be hoping to continue the streak of nominations in tomorrow’s Oscars announcement.
As five-year-old Jack, who has spent his entire life enclosed in a room with his mother, Ma (Brie Larson), Jacob’s beautiful and enticing performance as he discovers the real world will steal your heart.
But where can we see young Jacob next? Do not fear Jacob will be back on our screens throughout the year, however down a slightly different route in his next appearance.
Jacob will be staring in Robert Eggers horror-thriller ‘Before I Wake’ as young Cody, an orphaned boy who is taken in by Mark (Thomas Jane) and Jessie (Kate Bosworth) but things take a turn for the worse when young Cody’s dreams begin to manifest in reality as he sleeps – uh oh.
This will not be Jacob’s only thriller of the year either, starring in Mike Flannagan’s ‘Shut In’ alongside Naomi Watts, we will see child psychologist (Naomi Watts) caught in a deadly storm as she tries to reach a young boy (Jacob Tremblay) before he disappears forever.
Lastly, Jacob will be appearing on our screens in Colin Trevorrow’s ‘The Book Of Henry’, once again alongside Naomi Watts who plays his mother, Susan Carpenter. Jacob will be playing young Peter Carpenter, who acts as the surrogate father to his younger brother Henry, whom develops feelings for the girl next door and writes a book plotting the murder of her father whom is causing her harm. Henry and Peter’s mum, Susan finds the book and join in the plot.
Needless to say, Lenny Abrahamson’s ROOM will not be the last we see of this little gem throughout 2016.
ROOM IS OUT IN UK CINEMAS ON THE 15 JANUARY