There is a confirmed release date for English actress Florence Pugh Florence Pugh’s upcoming Netflix movie The Wonder, the psychological thriller is set to be launched on the platform this December.
In a new announcement, the streamer has revealed that the film will launch on its platform in December, a month after its selected cinema releases in November.
The movie, directed by Oscar winner Sebastian Lelio, is based on the novel of same name by Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue, in which the actress plays a nurse named Lib Wright, assigned to observe an 11-year-old girl named Anna O’Donnell played by Kíla Lord Cassidy. The plot takes place in the mid-1800s.
“The Irish Midlands, 1862 – a young girl stops eating but remains miraculously alive and well. English nurse Lib Wright is brought to a tiny village to observe 11-year old Anna O’Donnell,” the official synopsis reads, “Tourists and pilgrims mass to witness the girl who’s said to have survived without food for months. Is the village harboring a saint ‘surviving on manna from heaven’ or are there more ominous motives at work?”
Aside from Pugh in the leading role, the cast of The Wonder features Strike‘s Tom Burke, The Virtues‘ Niamh Algar, No Offence‘s Elaine Cassidy, Captain America‘s Toby Jones, Belfast’s Ciarán Hinds, Luther‘s Dermot Crowley, Nightflyers‘ Brían F O’Byrne and The Crown‘s David Wilmot.
“Bringing the powerful novel The Wonder by Emma Donoghue to the screen not only offers me the chance to portray the collision between reason and faith, individual and community, obedience and rebellion, but also to explore my own interpretation of what a ‘period’ film can be,” director Lelio asserted in an earlier interview, “I couldn’t be more thrilled that the magnetic and courageous Florence Pugh will play our fierce female lead. I am also excited to be reunited with Ed Guiney and Element, to have the privilege to work with Tessa Ross and House, and honoured that Netflix have chosen The Wonder as their first UK Features endeavour.” [H/T Digital Spy]