Joel P. West is reteaming with director Destin Daniel Cretton on the upcoming comedy drama The Glass Castle. The film stars Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Max Greenfield and Sarah Snook. The movie is based on Jeannette Walls’ memoir about a young girl who comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads. Cretton has also written the screenplay with Andrew Lanham (The Shack) and Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Hunter, UnReal). Gil Netter (Life of Pi, The Blind Side, Marley & Me) is producing the project with Erik Feig (Step Up series, Wrong Turn). West has previously collaborated with Cretton on the 2013 indie drama Short Term 12. The Glass Castle is currently in post-production and will be released in 2017 by Lionsgate.
West (Grandma, About Alex, Band of Robbers) has also recently scored the indie comedy Youth in Oregon starring Frank Langella, Billy Crudup and Christina Applegate. The movie premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival and is currently awaiting a distribution deal.