Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts to star with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson in film version of The Glass CastlePascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Naomi Watts is said to be in negotiations with Lionsgate to appear alongside Room star Brie Larson and The Hunger Games' actor Woody Harrelson in their upcoming comedy-drama The Glass Castle. If she does sign on for the project, the Diana actress will play Larson's mother on screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Director Destin Daniel Cretton − who previously worked with Larson on his 2013 movie Short Term 12 − will helm the film, which tells the story of a successful young woman who was raised by dysfunctional and nonconformist parents. Based on Jeannette Walls' memoir of the same name, the novel's eccentric mother and alcoholic father, which were based closely on Walls' own parents, would often encourage their children's imaginations with hope as a distraction to their poverty. The book is set a little later than her childhood, however, concentrating on when the protagonist's world gets turned upside down when her parents move to New York City to be near her.

Short Term 12
Director Destin Daniel Cretton previously worked with Oscar-winner Brie Larson in his 2013 drama Short Term 12Cinedigm

When the project was in its early stages, Jennifer Lawrence was set to star as Walls herself. However, Larson officially came on board in that role in October. Harrelson will portray Walls' father.

Currently, Cretton and Andrew Lanham are currently working with the latest screenplay that was adapted by Marti Noxon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer). Gil Netter (Life Of Pi) is set to produce the project, which is scheduled to start filming in Montreal in June.

Watts can currently be seen in cinemas in the third instalment in the Divergent series, Allegiant, alongside Theo James and Shailene Woodley. Her upcoming projects to reach the big screen include Jean-Marc Vallée's comedy-drama Demolition opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and thriller Shut In with Oliver Platt and up-and-coming actor Jacob Tremblay. She's also signed on for David Lynch's Twin Peaks reboot, which will air sometime next year.

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