Caught somewhere in between Jurassic World and Star Wars Episode IX – American auteur Colin Trevorrow is releasing The Book of Henry, a film far more steeped in the real world, and yet equally as fantastical. To mark the release of the family drama, out in the UK on June 23rd, we had the pleasure of speaking to the man at the helm.

The Book of HenryWe asked Trevorrow about the changes made to this Gregg Hurwitz screenplay, which was originally crafted two decades ago. The director also speaks about how his own approach differed, compared to when he’s on the set of a huge blockbuster, and also on the tone of the film, and just how much of a challenge it was to get right.

Finally, and let’s face it, we couldn’t exactly help ourselves, we spoke about Star Wars, and what it means to him to be involved in such a treasured franchise, while he gives us an update as to when his work fully gets going. In the meantime however there’s the eagerly anticipated Jurassic World sequel, and while J.A. Bayone is on directing duties, he’s still working from a Trevorrow screenplay, and we asked whether that alleviates the pressure somewhat – and just how refreshing it is that he can leave the set and buy a bagel, and not have anyone notice.

Watch the full interview below…


Single mother Susan Carpenter works as a waitress alongside her feisty family friend Sheila. Taking care of everyone and everything in his own way is Susan’s older son Henry. Protective of his brother and a tireless supporter of his often self-doubting mother, Henry blazes through the days like a comet. When Susan discovers that the family next door harbours a dark secret, she’s surprised to learn that Henry has devised a plan to help the young daughter.

The Book of Henry is released on June 23rd