IS BASED ON…
The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls
The Glass Castle is a 2005 memoir written by Jeannette Walls who writes about her unconventional and poverty-stricken upbringing of her and her siblings at the hands of her deeply dysfunctional parents.
The book sold over 2.7 million copies by 2007 and had been translated into 22 languages while spending 261 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List.
The book also received a few awards including the Christopher Award and the Books for Better Living Award.
In 2013, the rights were bought by Paramount films and Jennifer Lawrence was hired to play Jeannette. However Lawrence withdrew from the film in 2015 and Lionsgate bought the rights from Paramount and Brie Larson was set to play Jeannette.
The Glass Castle was released in August 2017 to mixed reviews with some criticizing the book-to-film adaptation.