There is a lot to look forward to at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and one film that every attendee has high on their must-see list is Todd Haynes‘ fantasy drama “Wonderstruck.” And today we have our first taste of what the director is cooking up, and it looks downright magical.
Bringing together Oakes Fegley, Michelle Williams, Jaden Michael, Julianne Moore, Millicent Simmonds, and Tom Noonan, the adaptation of the book by “Hugo” author Brian Selznick follows Ben and Rose, children in two different eras, whose lives nonetheless seem to overlap. Here’s the official synopsis:
Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel, Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.
Featuring cinematography by Ed Lachman, and a score by Carter Burwell, this seems like it could be another big winner from Haynes. Stay tuned for our verdict from the Croisette.