Sophie Nélisse gives off an excellent side eye expression in the trailer for The Great Gilly Hopkins.
Based on the book of the same name, “Gilly” Hopkins (Nélisse) is a mean, brash young girl who is headed for yet another foster home. She hates living with different people all the time and just wants to settle in with her birth mother. Gilly doesn’t like the look of her new foster mom, Trotter (Kathy Bates) and decides she is going to hate her for the rest of her life.
But then, when Nonnie (Glenn Close), comes to Trotter’s house and tells her that she will take Gilly home…and that’s when she realizes that she really wants to be with Trotter.
The Great Gilly Hopkins hits theaters on February 19th.
Sophie Nélisse films a scene with Derek Jacobi for The History of Love in Central Park, New York City on Tuesday morning (July 14).
The 15-year-old actress and Derek star in the film alongside Gemma Arterton, which centers on a long-lost book that mysteriously reappears and connects an old man searching for his son with a girl seeking a cure for her mother’s loneliness.
Sophie Nélisse films an emotional scene with Kathy Bates on the set of The Great Gilly Hopkins in New York City on Thursday afternoon (June 12).
The 14-year-old actress plays the title character in the upcoming film, who herself shuffled from foster home to foster home until she meets Maime Trotter (Bates). The film is expected to release later this year.
JJJ is so excited that The Book Thief is coming out on DVD and Bluray!
Based on the book of the same name by Markus Zusak, Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nélisse) is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father (Geoffrey Rush), she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
We’ve even got an exclusive clip from the disc, all about the Liesel’s fashion in the film.
Watch it below and be sure to enter our contest, where you can win both the Bluray and the Book!
“We don’t learn about the Holocaust in my school,” Sophie recently shared. “So when I did the movie I had to do a lot of research.”
She added, “Kids my age — our generation — don’t know enough about what happened [during World War II]. Some people think it’s annoying that we keep on making these [Holocaust] movies, but I don’t think so because all of the [concentration] camp survivors are gonna die at some point — they’re not gonna be alive soon — and I just hope that in 100 years people remember what happened, first of all to not let it happen again and sort of for a way to remember the people that died and to remember the people that fought for them. So I just think it’s really important that we keep on making these movies.”