Netflix has announced the release dates of the titles that will be released in the fall and holiday season. Although some of these already had their release dates known, several were new revelations. one of these is The wonderstarring Florence Pughwhich will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Tuesday, September 13, and now, a release date window has also been revealed for when the film hits theaters and on streamer.
Directed by Chilean filmmaker Sebastian Lelio, The wonder is based on a 2016 novel of the same name written by emma donoghue. The book is the ninth novel by the Irish author and is based on true stories of “fasting girls”; these were women and girls who claimed to live without food for long periods, except for their belief in God. Perhaps one of Donoghue’s best-known novels is Roomwhich was adapted into the Oscar-nominated film starring Brie Larson.
Like many other Lelio films, The wonder focuses its attention on complex female characters, and will see Pugh as an English nurse, who is brought in to observe an eleven-year-old “fasting girl” at the heart of a curious phenomenon.
Other cast members include tom burke, Niam Algar, Elaine Cassidy, Kila Lord Cassidy, toby jones, Ciarán Hinds, Dermot Crowley, Brian F. O’ByrneY david wilmot.
The screenplay based on Donoghue’s novel was written by Lelio and alice birch. The wonder was produced by tessa-ross, juliet howell, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowewith donoghue, Len BlavatnikY Danny Cohen as executive producers. Ari Wegner served as director of photography, Christina Hetherington as editor and grant montgomery as a production designer. The production companies behind the 108-minute drama are House Productions and Element Pictures.
The wonder arrives in select theaters in November and on Netflix in December. Check out the official synopsis for the historical drama film below:
“The Irish Midlands, 1862: A girl stops eating but miraculously remains alive and well. English nurse Lib Wright is brought to a small town to observe eleven-year-old Anna O’Donnell. Tourists and pilgrims flock to witness the girl who is said to have survived without eating for months. Is the town home to a saint who ‘survive on manna from heaven’ or are there more ominous motives at play? A psychological thriller inspired by the 19th century phenomenon of “fasting girls” and adapted from the acclaimed novel by Emma Donoghue (Room)”