It’s a wonder it took The Great Gilly Hopkins this long to hit the big screen. The 1978 novel won the National Book Award and became a classic of children’s literature, though the story was never made into a movie. On Oct. 7 (in theaters and on VOD), that will change.
The Huffington Post and its parent company, AOL, have a joint exclusive trailer for the new movie, which stars Sophie Nélisse (”The Book Thief”) as the titular orphan who finally finds a proper mother figure in the loving Maime Trotter (Kathy Bates). Is your childhood heart ready?