Janelle Monáe seen at ‘Monster’ event.
Mass Appeal Wire Reports
LONDON — Pop songtress and Kansas City native Janelle Monáe grew up on the murky streets of Quindaro. So she’s used to being encircled by frightening things. On Thursday evening, the 30-year-old Wondaland honcho attended the special screening of “A Monster Calls” at the BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon Leicester Square where she was joined by English actress Naomie Harris and several others. The movie is directed by filmmaker J.A. Bayona and it’s based on the prize-winning novel by Patrick Ness.
— A Monster Calls (@amonstercalls) September 15, 2016
As for the synopsis? ‘A Monster Calls’ is a fantasy dramatization about a lonely 13-year-old English schoolboy who seeks the assistance of a storytelling tree beast to help cope with his single mom’s terminal illness. The teen is also being bullied in school and he’s constantly in trouble.
Sigourney Weaver and Felicity Jones headline a star-studded cast.
Sigourney, 66, plays the teen’s creepy grandmother.
Felicity plays his sickly mom.
The movie opens in theaters this December.
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