Based on the New York Times bestseller by Raquel Jaramillo, “Wonder” is aiming to tug at the heart-strings of every cinema goer.
The film strives to adapt the story of young Auggie, a boy with facial differences who is starting at mainstream school for the first time. Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson play Isabel and Nate, Auggie’s parents. Over his first days at school, Auggie will experience both sides of school life — both how cruel and how kind kids can be. Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Jacob Tremblay, the boy who wowed us all in last year’s “Room” plays Auggie in a casting which will surely accompany Roberts and Wilson perfectly in the unconventional nuclear family. Rounded out the supporting cast is Mandy Patinkin, Sonia Braga and Danielle Rose Russell.
Wonder is directed by “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” helmer Stephen Chbosky with the screenplay being adapted by Jack Thorne and Steve Conrad. “Wonder” opens on November 17th.