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Sigourney Weaver Picks Up ‘A Monster Calls’

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Sigourney Weaver will star in another creature feature. No, not a new Alien film or an Avatar sequel, but instead Juan Antonio Bayona’s A Monster Calls.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Weaver will play the grandmother of a young boy who processes his mother’s cancer by having late-night chats with a monster. Felicity Jones is playing the mom while Liam Neeson’s on board as the monster.

A Monster Calls, which hits theaters on Oct. 14, 2016, is based on Patrick Ness’ novel of the same name, which was based on a concept created by the late Siobhan Dowd.