There’s truth behind the saying that age is but a number! Jacob Tremblay, who just turned 11, is well on his way to becoming one of the youngest screenwriters ever—that is, if Stephen Spielberg’s company Amblin decides to take it on!
Though the Vancouver native was tight-lipped about the synopsis of his story, he did reveal to the Canadian Press that it has to do with zombies, a genre that’s become quite popular since shows like The Walking Dead hit the air. “It’d be cool if I gave my script to Amblin and they put it in a movie,” he shared.When quizzed for more juicy details, the young star simply responded, “No, I don’t want to.”
If anyone can become a screenwriter at age 11, it’s Jacob. He’s already won a Critics’ Choice Award, for his emotional role in the Oscar-winning film Room, and has worked with the best in the business (think Julia Roberts and Naomi Watts).
Since his breakout role in Room, opposite Oscar-winner Brie Larson, Jacob has been hard at work cultivating ideas for the big screen. He shared candidly that he’s been working on six different ideas, but his zombie flick is the one he’s most dedicated to, “This is the one I’m actually thinking of being a movie,” he explained. “The other ones are just for fun.”
Jacob received more than just rave reviews for his heroic performance in the tense psychological thriller – he found a lifelong friend in Brie. The two formed an unbreakable bond playing mother and son in the Canadian-made production. After wrapping up the press tour for the movie in 2016, the 28-year-old actress shared an adorable photo of the two clinking glasses in celebration
28 weeks ago(according to Instagram) @roomthemovie premiered at the #telluridefilmfestival. After the screening @jacobtremblay and I toasted. He had chocolate milk and I had red wine. I remember feeling so vulnerable after sharing this movie with the world for the first time; unsure of what was to come. Last night marked what may be our final toast to this film . He had a soda and I had sake. We are in Japan. Together we have traveled the globe, spent almost two years hanging out, playfully arguing about things like who can hold their breath longer and talking at length about Room. At its core, every step of the way has been taken with love. We were generous and patient with each other. We laughed a lot, especially when it was hard. We picked each other up, answered for the other when one was tired and always kept silliness alive. Thank you Room for bringing us together. Thank you Room for uniting us with the rest of the world. Thank you to everyone who shared this journey with us. I will never ever forget it.
Along with the image, Brie gushed about her young co-star, “We were generous and patient with each other. We laughed a lot, especially when it was hard. We picked each other up, answered for the other when one was tired, and always kept silliness alive. Thank you Room for bringing us together.”