Netflix revealed the first look images and release date for Sebastián Lelioʼs ‘The Wonder‘ starring Florence Pugh, the film is scheduled to be released on Netflix this December. Before that The Wonder will premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival in September. Check out the new images below.
Directed by Sebastián Lelio from a screenplay by Emma Donoghue, Lelio, and Alice Birch. The film is an adaptation of Donaghue’s novel of the same name. Florence Pugh plays the role of an English nurse sent to observe a fasting girl. Alongside Pugh, Tom Burke, Niamh Algar, Elaine Cassidy, Kíla Lord Cassidy, Toby Jones, Dermot Crowley, Brían F. O’Byrne, and Ciaran Hinds also star
The Wonder Plot Details
According to a Netflix source, The Wonder is set in Ireland in 1859. it follows a sceptical English nurse Lib Wright (Pugh) is summoned to a tiny village to witness and validate what some are calling a miracle. A deeply religious 11-year-old girl, Anna O’Donnell is said to have survived for months without food, living only on ‘manna from heaven’. Tourists have flocked to Anna’s cabin and a journalist is reporting the story but is all as it seems?
As Lib and a nun take turns to observe the girl discover whether she is actually eating, and if not how she is able to survive without food, she becomes desperate to get to the truth. But soon she and Anna grow close and it’s left to Lib to get to the bottom of this miracle or stop the destruction of Anna’s life.
Ed Guiney, Tessa Ross, Juliette Howell, and Andrew Lowe are producing.