The Great Gilly Hopkins

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Release Date: October 7, 2016 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: December 13, 2016

1h 39m | Comedy, Drama, Family

Gilly Hopkins (Sophie Nélisse) is a witty 12-year-old who has never seen her birth mother, and has spent her life being moved from foster home to foster home. After she learns that she will be sent to yet another new home, she wastes no time making trouble.

That is, until she meets Maime Trotter (Kathy Bates), who wants to be the mother that Gilly should have. While Gilly tries to escape her new foster mother, she concocts a plan that she believes will reunite her with her birth mother. When that plan fails, it threatens the only chance for Gilly to be part of a real family.

Based on the award-winning children's novel by Katherine Paterson (also the author of Bridge to Terabithia).

  Canadian Connection: Sophie Nélisse is Canadian.

Director: Stephen Herek
Studio: Lionsgate Premiere
Producer(s): Brian Kennedy, David Paterson, John Paterson, William Teitler
Cast: Sophie Nélisse, Kathy Bates, Julia Stiles, Bill Cobbs, Billy Magnussen, Octavia Spencer, Glenn Close
Writer(s): David Paterson

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