Little Boy (film)

Little Boy is a 2015 World War II war-drama film directed by Alejandro Gómez Monteverde. The screenplay is by Monteverde and Pepe Portillo, and the film was produced by Eduardo Verástegui and Leo Severino, and edited by Joan Sobel and Fernando Villena. The film stars Jakob Salvati, Emily Watson, David Henrie, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Michael Rapaport, Ben Chaplin, Eduardo Verástegui, Ted Levine, Abraham Benrubi, and Tom Wilkinson. The title is a reference to Little Boy, the code name for the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, as well as a reference to the main character Pepper's height. The film was co-produced by Metanoia Films and Santa Fé Films and was released on April 24, 2015, by Open Road Films. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 18, 2015, by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film received negative reviews from mainstream critics and earned $17 million on a $20 million budget. An Indian adaptation of the film, titled Tubelight and starring Salman Khan in the lead role, opened to mixed reviews in 2017.[3][4][5]

Little Boy
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAlejandro Monteverde
Written byAlejandro Monteverde
Pepe Portillo
Produced byLeo Severino
Eduardo Verástegui
Alejandro Monteverde
StarringJakob Salvati
Emily Watson
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Michael Rapaport
David Henrie
Eduardo Verástegui
Ben Chaplin
Tom Wilkinson
CinematographyAndrew Cadelago
Edited byFernando Villena
Meg Ramsay
Joan Sobel
Music byStephan Altman
Mark Foster
Metanoia Films
Santa Fé Films
Distributed byOpen Road Films (United States)
Videocine (Mexico)[1]
Release date
  • April 24, 2015 (2015-04-24)
Running time
107 minutes
CountriesUnited States
Budget$20 million[2]
Box office$17.7 million[2]

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