The Great Gilly Hopkins Movie

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Who's Involved:

Octavia Spencer, Glenn Close, Julia Stiles, Sophie Nelisse, Danny Glover, William Teitler, Stephen Herek, Kathy Bates, David Paterson

Release Date:

Friday, October 7, 2016 (Limited)


Runtime: 1 hr, 39 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

A feisty foster kid’s outrageous scheme to be reunited with her birth mother has unintended consequences in The Great Gilly Hopkins, an entertaining film for the entire family. Gilly Hopkins (Sophie Nélisse) has seen more than her share of foster homes and has outwitted every family she has lived with. In an effort to escape her new foster mother Mamie Trotter’s (Kathy Bates) endless loving care, Gilly concocts a plan that she believes will bring her mother running to her rescue. But when the ploy blows up in Gilly’s face it threatens to ruin the only chance she’s ever had to be part of a real family.

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Who stars in The Great Gilly Hopkins: Cast List

... Maime Trotter

"Richard Jewell" , "Titanic"  

"Diablo" , "Monster Trucks"  

"Four Good Days" , "Father Figures"  

"47 Meters Down: Uncaged" , "The Rest of Us"  

"Ma" , "Onward"  

... Courtney Rutherford Hopkins

"Jason Bourne" , "The Silver Linings Playbook"  

Who's making The Great Gilly Hopkins: Crew List

A look at the The Great Gilly Hopkins behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Stephen Herek last directed The Chaperone and Man of the House. The film's writer David Paterson last wrote Flint Heart.


David Paterson


William Teitler



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Production: What we know about The Great Gilly Hopkins?

Key Facts

  1. Adaptation of Newbery Award-winning novel by Katherine Paterson.

Filming Timeline

  1. November 2015: The film was in Completed status.
  2. April 2013: The film was in Pre-Production status.

The Great Gilly Hopkins Release Date: When was the film released?

The Great Gilly Hopkins was released in 2016 on Friday, October 7, 2016 (Limited release). There were 16 other movies released on the same date, including Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, The Girl on the Train and The Birth of a Nation.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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