“Based on the New York Times bestseller, ‘Wonder’ tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.”
Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts, and Jacob Tremblay star in that adaptation of RJ Palacio best-selling novel, ‘Wonder’. Tremblay, who is quickly earning quite a name for himself following his performance in ‘Room’ and his upcoming part in Shane Black’s ‘Predator, is unrecognisable in his role as August Pullman, a young boy with “facial differences” and has never attended a public school before now. It’s good to see Owen Wilson tackling another serious role, and with Julia Roberts at his side I’m sure the pair will be fantastic in this film.
Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) is directing the adapted screenplay, which was written by Jack Thorn and Steve Conrad.
‘Wonder’ opens in UK cinemas 8th December