Magazine article Screen International

Cretton Drops Glass Castle Hints

Magazine article Screen International

Cretton Drops Glass Castle Hints

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Short Term 12 director discusses adapting the bestselling memoir for a film set to star Jennifer Lawrence.

Destin Daniel Cretton, the director of award-winning indie drama Short Term 12, has revealed details of what looks to be his next project - The Glass Castle.

Earlier this month, rumours began circulating that the up-and-coming filmmaker was in early negotiations to direct the Lionsgate feature, an adaptation of Jeannette Walls' 2005 bestselling memoir set to star Jennifer Lawrence.

When asked by ScreenDaily at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival this week, Cretton said: "I'm going to choose my words very carefully because the project I'm working on next hasn't been finalised yet. But it is much bigger. It's a studio picture.

"But it's the same thing in that it's really about a family. It's just as intimate as anything else I've done.

"It's a period piece so it's going to feel like a bigger movie. But I'm interested in human relationships. …

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