Focus Features released the first trailer for Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry a day after it was screened at CinemaCon. Starring Naomi Watts, the film centers on single suburban mother Susan Carpenter raising two boys, one of whom is a genius.
Susan works as a waitress at a diner, alongside her feisty family friend Sheila (Sarah Silverman). Her younger son Peter (Jacob Tremblay) is a playful 8-year-old. Meanwhile, her older 11-year-old son, Henry (Jaeden Lieberher), takes care of everyone and everything in his own unique way. Protector to his adoring younger brother and tireless supporter of his often self-doubting mother – and, through investments, of the family as a whole – Henry blazes through the days like a comet. The story continues as Susan finds Henry’s classmate Christina (Maddie Ziegler), who lives next door, has a dangerous secret and that Henry has made a plan to help her.
The film is based on an original screenplay by Gregg Hurwitz. It was originally slated to open September 16, 2016, but was pushed back in August of last year.
During Focus Features’ presentation at CinemaCon, Trevorrow joked to exhibitors, “I promise it will make as much money as Jurassic World did in its third Wednesday.”
The Book of Henry opens in select cities on June 16. Check out the new trailer above and poster below.