Brie Larson seems to be everywhere this year. On the small screen she's making appearances on show like Community and Kroll Show, and taking part in films moving through the festival system and getting solid reviews, like James Ponsoldt's The Spectacular Now and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Don Jon. But it's for the movie you see previewed above, courtesy of Yahoo!, that Larson has been receiving the most incredible notices for.
Destin Cretton's drama Short Term 12 premiered at this year's SXSW Film Festival and had audiences, critics, and judges uniting in near unanimous praise. The movie went on to win the fest's coveted Grand Jury Award, as well as the Audience Award for Narrative Feature at SXSW 2013, which was voted on by people purchasing tickets to the Austin event. Looking at the trailer it's not hard to see why. The cinematography and use of color looks fascinating and the subject matter is one built for exploration in film.
Based on Cretton's own short film from 2008, the story centers on a young woman named Grace (Larson), the staff supervisor for a foster care facility, who must not only deal with the extreme pressures and emotions that come with her position, but also issues in her own life and her personal relationships. Brie Larson, John Gallagher, Kaitlyn Dever, and Rami Malek star in the film, which will be in theaters on August 23rd.
As for Larson's other work, Don Jon will be in theares on October 18th and The Spectacular Now will be in limited theaters starting August 2nd.