Todd Haynes is packing his bags and getting ready to return to France for the Cannes Film Festival, and this year he’ll be there with “Wonderstruck.” The latest effort from the director sees him back in period mode, but this time, weaving a story around children.
Based on the book by “Hugo” author Brian Selznick, “Wonderstruck” spins dual narratives, with one revolving around Rose, a young deaf girl who runs away from her New Jersey home in 1927 to meet her idol, silent film actress Lilian Mayhew, and another runaway, Ben, who goes to New York after his mother passes away. There had been rumors of at least a portion of the film told in the style of a silent film (presumably the ’20s section with Rose, since that would make the most sense) and the black-and-white still among the first-look images suggests as much, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Starring Millicent Simmons, Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams, “Wonderstruck” will go for Oscar gold, opening on October 20th. [via @jasonosia]