The Great Gilly Hopkins (film)
The Great Gilly Hopkins is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Herek and written by David L. Paterson. It is based on Katherine Paterson's 1978 children's book of the same name. The film stars Sophie Nélisse, Julia Stiles, Glenn Close, Kathy Bates, Octavia Spencer, Bill Cobbs, and Billy Magnussen. The film was released on October 7, 2016, by Lionsgate Premiere.
|The Great Gilly Hopkins|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Stephen Herek|
|Produced by||David L. Paterson|
|Written by||David L. Paterson|
|Based on||The Great Gilly Hopkins|
by Katherine Paterson
|Cinematography||David M. Dunlap|
|Edited by||David Leonard|
Arcady Bay Entertainment
|Distributed by||Lionsgate Premiere|
Gilly Hopkins is the meanest girl in town: she has a birth mother she has never seen and has moved from one foster home to another. Learning that she will be sent to a new home, she wastes no time stirring up trouble. Then she meets a woman named Trotter, who wants to be the mother Gilly needs. With Gilly posing a challenge, Trotter must prove a good relationship will benefit both of them.
- Sophie Nélisse as Gilly Hopkins
- Kathy Bates as Maime Trotter
- Glenn Close as Nonnie Hopkins
- Julia Stiles as Courtney Rutherford Hopkins
- Zachary Hernandez as W.E. (William Ernest)
- Bill Cobbs as Mr. Randolph
- Octavia Spencer as Miss Harris
- Billy Magnussen as Ellis
- Clare Foley as Agnes
- Sammy Pignalosa as Rajeem
- Toby Turner as Ticket Agent
On February 8, 2013, it was announced that Stephen Herek would direct an adaption of The Great Gilly Hopkins, with Kathy Bates and Danny Glover set to star in the film. On February 6, 2014, Sophie Nélisse, Glenn Close and Octavia Spencer joined the cast of the film. On May 9, 2014, Julia Stiles and Bill Cobbs joined the cast of the film. Cobbs replaced Glover, who dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Principal photography began on April 9, 2014, and ended on June 15, 2014.
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