The Wonder is based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Donoghue. The film is directed by Sebastián Lelio from a screenplay by Emma Donoghue, Lelio, and Alice Birch. In the film, Set in The Irish Midlands in 1862, the story follows a young girl (Pugh) who stops eating but remains miraculously alive and well. English nurse Lib Wright is brought to a tiny village to observe eleven-year-old Anna O’Donnell. Tourists and pilgrims mass to witness the girl who is said to have survived without food for months.
The Wonder stars Florence Pugh as Lib Wright, Tom Burke as William Byrne, Kíla Lord Cassidy as Anna O’Donnell, Elaine Cassidy as Rosaleen O’Donnell, Caolán Byrne as Malachy O’ Donnell, Niamh Algar as Kitty, Toby Jones as Dr. McBrearty, Ciarán Hinds, Dermot Crowley, Brían F. O’Byrne as John Flynn, David Wilmot as Seán Ryan, and Josie Walker as Sister Ryan.
The film will be released in select cinemas on November 2, 2022, before its streaming release on Netflix on November 16, 2022.