Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones are set to star in Juan Antonio Bayona's fantasy drama "A Monster Calls" at Focus Features.
The story follows a thirteen-year-old boy dealing with his mother's sickness, school bullies and a yew tree in his backyard that turns into a monster (Neeson) that tells him strange stories.
Over time, the stories give him the tools to come to terms with life. Patrick Ness adapted the script from his children's fantasy novel of the same name.
The film is currently targeting an October 2016 release.