KONG: SKULL ISLAND
BRIE LARSON (Mason Weaver) won Oscar, Golden Globe, Screen
Actors Guild, BAFTA, Critics' Choice, National Board of Review, and Independent
Spirit Awards last year, in the category of Best Actress, for her breakthrough
performance as Ma in Lenny Abrahamson's "Room." The film was adapted from the
best-selling book about a young woman and her five-year-old son who finally gain
their freedom after being held captive for years in an enclosed space.
She will next be seen in the Martin Scorsese executive produced '70s crime
thriller "Free Fire," directed by Ben Wheatley, which premiered at the 2016
Toronto and London Film Festivals and will be released in theatres in April;
"The Glass Castle," based on the best-selling memoir by Jeannette Walls,
reteaming her with director Destin Daniel Cretton; "Unicorn Store," marking her
feature directorial debut, in which she also stars; and Marvel's first
female-led superhero film, "Captain Marvel."
In 2014, Larson starred in "Short Term 12," her first collaboration with Cretton.
Her dramatic role as Grace, the director of a foster care facility, earned her
Best Actress wins at the Locarno Film Festival and Gotham Awards, and a Best
Actress nomination at the Critics' Choice Awards. The Los Angeles Times labeled
her the It Girl of the SXSW film festival, where the film first premiered.
Larson has worked with esteemed directors and co-stars on numerous films,
including Judd Apatow's "Trainwreck," opposite writer/star Amy Schumer; Rupert
Wyatt's "The Gambler," opposite Mark Wahlberg; James Ponsoldt's "The Spectacular
Now," opposite Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller; Joseph Gordon-Levitt's
directorial debut, "Don Jon"; Phil Lord and Chris Miller's "21 Jump Street," as
the love interest to Jonah Hill; Oren Moverman's "Rampart," as the defiant
daughter of Woody Harrelson's character; Edgar Wright's "Scott Pilgrim vs. the
World"; and Noah Baumbach's "Greenberg," as a young temptress flirting with Ben
Larson is still widely recognized for her portrayal of Toni Collette's sarcastic
and rebellious daughter in Showtime's breakout drama "United States of Tara,"
created by Academy Award-winning writer Diablo Cody and based on an original
idea by Steven Spielberg. She also had a recurring role on the F/X cult favorite
series "The League."
She has appeared on stage at the prestigious Williamstown Theater Festival in
the role of Emily in "Our Town."
In addition to acting and directing, Larson is a writer. Her short film "The
Arm" won the Special Jury Award for Best Comedic Storytelling at the 2012
Sundance Film Festival.
A native of Sacramento, Larson started studying drama at the early age of six,
as the youngest student ever to attend the American Conservatory Theater in San
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