Netflix has released a brand new trailer for Glendyn Ivin’s forthcoming film adaptation of Penguin Bloom, featuring the incredible true story of Samantha Bloom, who finds hope in an unlikely hero. Starring Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln, the film will be available for streaming on January 27, 2021. Check out the video in the player below!
Penguin Bloom tells the true story of Sam Bloom, a young mother whose world is turned upside down after a near-fatal accident leaves her paralyzed. Sam’s husband, (Andrew Lincoln), her three young boys and her mother, are struggling to adjust to their new situation when an unlikely ally enters their world in the form of an injured baby magpie they name Penguin. The bird’s arrival is a welcome distraction for the Bloom family, eventually making a profound difference in the family’s life.
The film stars Naomi Watts (Mulholland Drive, Impossible), Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually, The Walking Dead), Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom), Rachel House (Moana, Thor: Ragnarok), and Leeanna Walsman (Star Wars: Attack of the Clones). It will also feature Lisa Hensley, Griffin Murray-Johnston, Felix Cameron, and Abe Clifford-Barr.
Penguin Bloom is directed by Glendyn Ivin from a screenplay adapted by Shaun Grant and Harry Cripps. The film is produced by Watts and Emma Cooper through their Jam Tart Films banner along with Made Up Stories’ Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky, and Jodi Matterson. It is executive produced by Sam and Cameron Bloom along with Sonia Amoroso, George Kekeli, Meryl Metni, Ricci Swart, Greive, Joel Pearlman, Edwina Waddy, and Jill Bilcock.