With The Glass Castle, starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts out in UK Cinemas on 6th October, we thought it would only be right to introduce you to some of the young faces that appear on the big screen alongside the bigger stars. There are a lot of them and they are certainly ones to watch, with titles such as Stranger Things and American Horror Story under their belts. Here is all you need to know about the new generation of talent…
In The Glass Castle, Anderson plays young Jeanette, the author of the 2005 novel and the character around whom this biography is centred. Ella, as young Jeanette, is the second-oldest of four siblings who are led through life in West Virginia, living in ramshackle homes as their father Rex (played by Woody Harrelson) fights for at least a stable subsistent way of life. Ella’s performance of this prematurely parental character is alert, determined and highly admirable but this is no shock as the actress has already received a Kids Choice Award in 2016 for her performance in the kids’ TV show ‘Henry Danger’. She also appears in The Boss and Mother’s Day.
Young Lori is played by Sadie Sink, another performance to add to her already-lengthy filmography. At only the age of fifteen, she has been cast for the highly-coveted role of Max for season two of the outstanding TV hit-series Stranger Things. Sink has also played in Annie (as the main character Annie none-the-less!) and The Audience on Broadway, along with roles as Suzanne in Odyssey and Kimberly in The Bleeder. In this film, The Glass Castle, Young Lori, is the oldest of the four children subject to the hardships inflicted on them by their bohemian parents Rex (Woody Harrelson) and Rose Mary (Naomi Watts). If you are a Stranger Things fan you should definitely catch The Glass Castle on October 6th and get to know the newest cast member before the series is released!
Iain Armitage is a promising young actor who plays the youngest version of the character Brian in The Glass Castle. This year has been a busy one for the nine-year-old who has been in Law & Order, Our Souls at Night, I’m Not Here and has also been cast to play the Sheldon in the new Big Bang Theory-spin off ‘Young Sheldon’. Young Sheldon will see the child genius Sheldon Cooper learn that having a brilliant mind doesn’t always help growing up in East Texas.
Young Brian is played by the upcoming star Charlie Shotwell who has previously featured in the likes of Captain Fantastic and Man Down. The youngster has had a busy 2017, as aside from The Glass Castle, he has also starred in My Days of Mercy and The Nightingale.
Shree Crooks is a young actress with a promising future since portraying the heart-warming role of Young Maureen, where she displays the daily life struggles she faces when all she wants is to be taken care of. The twelve-year old has kept herself busy by starring in the hit TV series American Horror Story as leading character Detective Lowe’s daughter. Shree will be on the big screen again later this year, in the film Stephanie, where she plays the lead role.
The talent amongst the line-up for the young cast of The Glass Castle is outstanding – if you want to check out the new fleet of acting stars that are growing up on the big screen then catch The Glass Castle in UK cinemas from 6th October!