The Wonder by Emma Donoghue has an adaptation in the works. For all the details about a potential adaptation of this book, here’s what we know about The Wonder movie:
What’s it about? What’s the plot?
The Wonder is set in Irish Midlands, 1859, It follows an English nurse, Lib Wright, who 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 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.
The Wonder was originally published in September 2016. See the full summary and review of The Wonder from The Bibliofile.
What format will it be? Will The Wonder adaptation be a Movie or a Series?
It’s planned as a feature movie.
Who’s behind it?
The movie is being developed as a co-production between Houses Production and Element Pictures.
Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman, Disobedience) is directing with a script being penned by Alice Birch (Succession, Normal People).
What’s the status of The Wonder adaptation?
The adaptation is current in post-production, which means it is done filming and will soon be completed. Filming took place in Ireland in Fall 2021.
Who’s in the cast?
Florence Pugh is starring in The Wonder adaptation as the character of Lib Wright. Tom Burke will be starring opposite her as William Byrne.
See the full cast (when available) on IMDB.
When will it be released?
Is there a trailer or teaser available?
Not yet! Stay tuned.
The Wonder Movie Development Timeline
September 20, 2016 The Wonder (novel) is released.
April 28, 2021 Florence Pugh To Star In Sebastián Lelio’s Adaptation of ‘The Wonder’
August 12, 2021 Florence Pugh is featured in the first official picture from the filming of “The Wonder,” which is currently shooting on location in Ireland.
September 26, 2021 The Wonder movie is in post-production.
Absolutely loved the book so I hope the film does it justice.
I loved this book, too!