The Book of Henry Movie

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When a boy who is being raised by his single mother develops feelings for the girl next door, he plots a murder to protect the girl from the ongoing harm of her father.

Who's Involved:

Lee Pace, Maddie Ziegler, Naomi Watts, Jacob Tremblay, Jaeden Lieberher, Tonya Pinkins, Colin Trevorrow, Sarah Silverman, Dean Norris, Sidney Kimmel, Bobby Moynihan, Jackson Nicoll, Gregg Hurwitz

Release Date:

Friday, June 16, 2017 (Limited)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1 hr, 45 m

Plot: What's the story about?

Sometimes things are not always what they seem, especially in the small suburban town where the Carpenter family lives. Single suburban mother Susan Carpenter (Naomi Watts) works as a waitress at a diner, alongside feisty family friend Sheila (Sarah Silverman). Her younger son Peter (Jacob Tremblay) is a playful 8-year-old. Taking care of everyone and everything in his own unique way is Susan’s older son Henry (Jaeden Lieberher), age 11. Protector to his adoring younger brother and tireless supporter of his often self-doubting mother – and, through investments, of the family as a whole – Henry blazes through the days like a comet. Susan discovers that the family next door, which includes Henry’s kind classmate Christina (Maddie Ziegler), has a dangerous secret – and that Henry has devised a surprising plan to help. As his brainstormed rescue plan for Christina takes shape in thrilling ways, Susan finds herself at the center of it.

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Crew: Who's making The Book of Henry

A look at the The Book of Henry behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Colin Trevorrow last directed Jurassic World and Safety Not Guaranteed. The film's writer Gregg Hurwitz last wrote Expulsion and Sweet Girl.


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Production: What we know about The Book of Henry

Key Facts

  1. An original screenplay written by best-selling novelist Gregg Hurwitz (Tell No Lies, Don’t Look Back).

Filming Timeline

On or about June 19, 2017, the film was in Completed status.

On or about November 22, 2015, the film was in Post-Production status.

Director Colin Trevorrow tweeted principal photography has wrapped in New York City.

On or about July 2, 2015, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Production is expected to start this fall in New York.

The Book of Henry Release Date: When was it released?

The Book of Henry was released in 2017 on Friday, June 16, 2017 (Limited release). There were 12 other movies released on the same date, including All Eyez On Me, Rough Night and Cars 3.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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