Netflix will be adding another period drama film to its library soon titled The Wonder, and we’ve shared everything we know so far about the upcoming new release below.
The Wonder was directed by Sebastián Lelio from a screenplay co-written by Lelio, Emma Donoghue, and Alice Birch. It’s a film adaptation of the 2016 book of the same name by Donoghue. Andrew Lowe and Ed Guiney produced the film for Element Pictures alongside Tessa Ross and Juliette Howell for House Productions. Danny Cohen, Len Blavatnik, and Donoghue signed on as executive producers.
Continue reading to learn everything else you need to know about The Wonder, such as release updates and more!
The Wonder release date
On Sept. 17, 2022, Netflix announced that The Wonder will premiere on Nov. 16. Previously, the film had been slated for a release in December 2022, though an exact release date had not been announced.
The film made its premiere at the Telluride Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival in September 2022. Along with its release on Netflix in November, The Wonder will also have a limited theatrical release prior to its worldwide streaming debut.
The Wonder cast
Variety provided us with the main cast list and we shared it right below:
- Florence Pugh as Lib Wright
- Tom Burke
- Niamh Algar
- Elaine Cassidy
- Kíla Lord Cassidy
- Toby Jones
- Dermot Crowley
- Brían F. O’Byrne
- Ciaran Hinds
The Wonder synopsis
The film is inspired by the 19th-century phenomenon of “fasting girls.” It is set in 1862 in the Irish Midlands. The story follows an English nurse named Lib Wright (Florence Pugh), who is summoned to a small town to observe an 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.
The Wonder movie poster
Along with the release date announcement, Netflix also released the official trailer for the movie, which shows Florence Pugh cupping a child’s face. The poster has been stylized to look as though it’s a painting on a canvas. Take a look at the film’s key art below!
Stay tuned to Netflix Life for any new updates on The Wonder!
FanSided Entertainment staff contributed to this report.