Irish filmmaker begins casting his next…

‘Short Term 12’ star Brie Larson has become the first cast member of ‘What Richard Did’ and ‘Frank’ helmer Lenny Abrahamson’s next directorial effort, the captivity drama ‘Room.’

The film sees Larson playing Ma, “a woman kidnapped as a teenager who has been held captive for years in a tiny room where she lives with her 5-year-old son Jack. To the boy, Room is the only home he’s ever known.”

Emma Donoghue adapted the screenplay from her critically acclaimed, international bestselling novel.

Abrahamson’s regular collaborator, Ed Guiney of Element Pictures, is on board to produce.