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Brie Larson joins Irish film Room

1 of 1 Larson - Will play Ma in the film version of Emma Donoghue bestseller
Larson - Will play Ma in the film version of Emma Donoghue bestseller

Short Term 12 and United States of Tara star Brie Larson has been cast in the new Irish film Room, the Lenny Abrahamson-directed adaptation of the Emma Donoghue bestseller.

Deadline.com, which broke the news of Larson's casting, says she will play Ma, a woman who was kidnapped as a teenager and who lives in captivity with her five-year-old son Jack.

Author O'Donoghue has adapted her book for the screen.

Room is being produced by Irish company Element Pictures.

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