“The Great Gilly Hopkins” Arrives on DVD and Digital HD on December 6

Academy Award® Winners Kathy Bates and Octavia Spencer

Join Academy Award® Nominee Glenn Close in a

Hilariously Heartwarming Family Film Arriving on DVD and Digital HD on December 6 from Lionsgate


SANTA MONICA, CA (October 12, 2016) – An inspiring film for the entire family, The Great Gilly Hopkins will capture the hearts of fans of all ages when it arrives on DVD and Digital HD December 6 from Lionsgate. Academy Award®-winning actresses Kathy Bates (Best Actress, Misery, 1990) and Octavia Spencer (Best Supporting Actress, The Help, 2011) join Academy Award®nominee Glenn Close (Best Actress, Albert Nobbs, 2011) as they bring to life the acclaimed young-adult novel by Katherine Paterson (Bridge to Terabithia). Winner of the Truly Moving Picture award at the 2016 Heartland Film Festival, with screenplay by David Paterson and directed by Stephen Herek, the “real, emotional, funny and captivating” (Movieguide.com) film also features Sophie Nélisse (The Book Thief) and Julia Stiles (The Bourne Franchise) in this coming-of-age story about one girl discovering what a family really can be.


The feisty and headstrong Gilly Hopkins (Sophie Nélisse) has made a name for herself in the foster system, outwitting family after family in hopes of being reunited with her birth mother. In a comical effort to escape her newest home and overly affectionate foster mother, Mamie Trotter (Bates), the young girl devises a scheme she believes will send her mother running to the rescue. When her grand plan backfires, Gilly realizes she may have been wrong about everything in her search to find where she belongs.


The home entertainment release of The Great Gilly Hopkins includes a behind-the-scenes “Making The Great Gilly Hopkins” featurette. The outrageous family comedy will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $19.98.


  • “Making The Great Gilly Hopkins” Featurete


Year of Production: 2014

Title Copyright: © 2015 Gilly Film LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Limited Theatrical Release

Rating: PG for Thematic Material and Language

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family

Closed Captioned:  NA

Subtitles: Spanish and English SDH

Feature Run Time: 99 Minutes

DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

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