The Wonder is an upcoming psychological period drama film which is based on the 2016 novel of the same name. It is helmed by the Academy award- winning director Sebastian Lelio from a screenplay by Emma Donoghue, Lelio and Alice Birch.
The filming began in Ireland in August 2021 and it is produced by Ed Guiney, Tessa Rose, Juliette Howell and Andrew Lowe under the banners of Elements Pictures, House Productions, Screen Ireland and Access Entertainment.
The Wonder Netflix Release Date
The makers of The Wonder have revealed its revealed date. On September 2, 2022, the film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival and now it is have its direct-to-OTT release on Netflix on November 16, 2022 at 12 am as per Pacific Standard Time (PST) and at 3 am at per Eastern Standard Time (EST), following a limited theatrical release on 3rd November.
Along with the release date announcement, Netflix also released the official trailer for the movie, which shows Florence Pugh cupping a child’s face. Have a look:
Florence Pugh stars in The Wonder, directed by Academy Award winner Sebastián Lelio.
In theaters November 2 and on Netflix November 16 pic.twitter.com/RQQOAA7IUX
— Netflix (@netflix) September 16, 2022
The Wonder Star Cast
The film stars award-winning actress Florence Pugh in the female lead role as Lib Wright. The actress is known for her roles in movies like Lady Macbeth, Little Women, Black Widow and recently-released Don’t Worry Darling.
Actor Tom Burke of “Athos” and “The Musketeers” fame is playing the male lead role as William Byrne. Along with these actors, it also stars Kila Lord Cassidy as Anna O’Donnell, Niamh Algar, Elaine Cassidy, Toby Jones, Ciaran Hinds, Dermot Crowley, Brian F. O’Byrne and David Wilmot.
About the Film
The Wonder is inspired by the 19th century phenomenon of “fasting girls” and it is set in 1862 in the Irish Midlands. The story follows an English nurse named Lib Wright, who is summoned to a small town to observe a 11- year old girl who has been said to have survived without food for months. The shocking event brings many tourists and pilgrims to the village to see for themselves.