Netflix have released the Official Trailer for True Life drama Penguin Bloom. Starring Naomi Watts as a woman’s recovery after a near-fatal accident, recovery helped by an unlikely hero.
The film is based on Bradley Trevor Greive and Cameron Bloom‘s novel of the same name. It tells the incredible true story, that follows Sam Bloom (Watts), a young mother whose world is turned upside down after a near-fatal accident leaves her unable to walk. As she learns to adapt to her new life, she finds hope in an unlikely hero, a small bird named Penguin.
The Walking Dead fans will recognise Sam’s husband is played by none other than Rick Grimes himself, Andrew Lincoln. After he left the show a few years ago this film is his first post show project, could he finally be heading back to the show for the films?
This film made it’s world premiere at last year’s Toronto Film Festival leaving with many strong review reviews. It’s an emotional inspirational story may provide some hope and courage for these dark times…
In 2013, Samantha Bloom (two-time Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts), her husband Cameron (The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln) and their three sons left their home in Australia for a holiday in Thailand. While enjoying a view, Sam fell off of a rooftop due to what was later determined to be a rotted railing…breaking her vertebrae in two places. Paralyzed from the chest down, Sam — a lifelong outdoorswoman, surfer, and traveller —was unrecognizable to herself, and spent long months in a depression that made her question who she could be in the world and in her own family.
A year later, her children brought home a wounded baby magpie they found. Warily eyeing the black-and-white bird the kids affectionately named “Penguin,” Sam bonded with the household’s new member, beginning a process of emotional healing that surprised her husband and sons, her mother (Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver), and herself. PENGUIN BLOOM tells the amazing true story of renewal that occurred when a woman whose life seemed shattered found hope and purpose in her family’s love — and in a bird on its own journey of recovery.
The film also stars Rachel House, and Jacki Weaver.
Penguin Bloom will be released on Netflix in the UK & Ireland as well as France, USA , Canada and select Asian countries from 27th January.