William H. Macy joins Room cast

William H. Macy will star alongside Joan Allen, Jacob Tremblay and Brie Larson in the movie adaptation of Emma Donoghue's novel 'Room'

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William H. Macy

William H. Macy

William H. Macy has joined the cast of 'Room'.

The 'Wild Hogs' star has signed up to star in the movie adaptation of Emma Donoghue's novel alongside Joan Allen, Jacob Tremblay and Brie Larson.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the screenplay for the film has been written by Donoghue with Lenny Abrahamson directing.

The novel - which was published in 2010 - tells the story of a mother, played by Larson and son Jack, played by Tremblay, who plot to escape from the 10-by-10ft room they are kept in by a man known only as Old Nick.

Sean Bridgers, Tom McCamus and Megan Park are also set to join the cast of the drama.

William recently confessed he had "fallen in love" with the film industry "all over again" after getting involved in directing.

The 64-year-old actor - who made his directorial debut on upcoming comedy-drama 'Rudderless' - confessed he's glad he made the decision to get behind the camera so late in life because it's renewed his love for movies.

He explained: "We all know directors who, having done the most brilliant work early in their career, eventually start to flag and get worse.

"They lose touch with the world and work in a vacuum. But because I'm starting in my 60s, I'm approaching it with a humility I wouldn't otherwise have had.

"On the one hand, I'm scared half to death, which means that I listen to people. And on the other, it's as though I've fallen in love with the business all over again."

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