The Wonder adaptation, based on the book by Emma Donoghue, was adapted as a movie for a Netflix release. With Florence Pugh starring this project is sure to garner a lot of attention. Previously Donoghue had her novel Room adapted to critical acclaim and an academy award.
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This page was updated: 7/27/23
About The Book:
The Irish Midlands, 1859. An English nurse, Lib Wright, is summoned to a tiny village to observe what some are claiming as a medical anomaly or a miracle – a girl said to have survived without food for months. Tourists have flocked to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O’Donnell, and a journalist has come down to cover the sensation. The Wonder is a tale of two strangers who transform each other’s lives, a psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil.
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Current Production Status:
Released as of November 2022.
The Wonder Adaptation Timeline:
The book was first released in 2016. Work on the script began in November 2018 but the movie did not enter pre-production until April 2021. Filming started a few months later in August and wrapped a month later in Spetember 2021. Post-production started immediately after.
The film was scheduled to show at Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and San Sebastian International Film Festival all in September 2022.
Also in September it was announced that the movie would be released on Netflix November 16th, along with the first trailer.
The movie was officially released in November.
Where Can I Watch The Movie?
As of July 2023 you can watch the movie streaming on Netflix.
The show currently has a 86% tomatometer and 73% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. 6.6/10 on IMDb.
Who Owns The Rights:
Element Pictures owns the film rights and co-produced with Netflix also handling distribution.
Who Is Attached:
Florence Pugh was cast as the lead with Ciaran Hinds and Niamh Algar in supporting roles.
Filming occurred in various locations around Ireland.
November 16th, 2022.
Previous mentions on AiLL:
This adaptation was featured in the 2022 Books to Screen Adaptations masterlist.
Other Adaptations From This Author:
Room was adapted into a movie that had 4 Academy Award Nominations, including a best actress win for Brie Larson. (Book // Movie)
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The Wonder Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far
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