Sebastián Lelio directed the upcoming film ‘The Wonder’ starring Academy Award nominee Florence Pugh. Irish-Canadian novelist Emma Donoghue, British playwright Alice Birch, and Lelio wrote the screenplay for the film which is based on Donoghue’s novel of the same name.
The Wonder Plotline
The story is set in the year 1862 in a rural village and revolves around a lady named Lib Wright. Wright is a nurse and is sent to the village to observe a little girl. The reason for this special observation is that the girl has not eaten for several months.
The Wonder Cast Members.
Pugh is a brilliant British actress who rose to fame at a young age because of her astonishing acting skills and won a number of prestigious accolades. Her film debut was in the role of Abbie Mortimer in the 2014 British mystery drama ‘The Falling’.
The next film she took part in is ‘Lady Macbeth’ where she played the lead role of Katherine Lester. In the 2018 historical action film, ‘Outlaw King’ Pugh starred as Elizabeth de Burgh.
Her next major role was in the British horror film ‘Malevolent’ where she portrayed Angela Sayers in 2018.
Pugh portrayed real-life British professional wrestler Paige in the 2019 biographical sports comedy ‘Fighting with My Family’ co-starring Lena Headey, Dwayne Johnson, and Jack Lowden.
In the same year she also appeared in the folk horror film ‘Midsommar’ as the main character Dani Ardor. In 2019 Pugh was cast in the latest film which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
She played Amy March in the film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s acclaimed coming-of-age novel ‘Little Women’ of the same name. In 2021 Pugh was cast in the role of Yelena Belova aka Black Widow co-starring Scarlett Johansson.
Her last film since ‘The Wonder’ is the psychological thriller ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ (2022) in which she starred alongside Harry Styles in the role of Alice Chambers. Pugh also acted in the British miniseries ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ and the MCU miniseries ‘Hawkeye’.
In the role of William Byrne, English actor Tom Burke has been cast in the following film.
His most notable roles are portraying American director-producer George Orson Welles in the 2020 black and white biographical drama ‘Mank’, Athos in the British action drama series ‘The Musketeers’ based on ir – Alexandre Dumas’ novel ‘The Three Musketeers’, Fedor Dolokhov in the historical drama series ‘War & Peace, and Cormoran Strike, a fictional private detective created by JK Rowling in the BBC One crime drama ‘Strike’.
The upcoming film, starring Rosaleen O’Donnell, has cast Irish actress Elaine Cassidy. She gained recognition for roles such as the titular Felicia in the 1999 British Canadian psychological thriller film ‘Felicia’s Journey’, Lydia in the Spanish gothic supernatural psychological horror film ‘The Others’ in 2001, and the same year Runt Sinead in the Irish film ‘Disco Pigs’. ‘. Cassidy played Det.
Amy Harris in the British crime series ‘The Ghost Squad’ in 2005. As Abby Mills she was cast in the horror mystery limited series ‘Harper’s Island’ in 2009 and from 2012 to 2013 she portrayed Katherine Weston in the BBC costume drama ‘The Paradise.
The character of Kitty in the series is played by Irish actress Niamh Algar. She won accolades for roles such as Dinah (‘The Virtues’) and Ursula (‘Calm with Horses). Algar played the role of Olivia in Lorcan Finnegan’s 2016 eco-horror film Without Name which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Then in 2019, she starred as Ursula in the Irish crime drama ‘Calm with Horses’ and won a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Her next role was in the 2019 comedy-drama ‘The Last Right’ where she was cast in the lead role of Mary Sullivan.
In 2021 Algar played Enid Baines in the psychological horror film ‘Censor’ and in the same year she also played Dana Curtis in the heist action thriller film ‘Wrath of Man’.
Algar served as the main cast member in the series ‘Pure’, ‘The Virtues’, ‘Raised by Wolves, and ‘Deceit’ and a recurring cast member in ‘The Bisexual’ and ‘MotherFatherSon’.
As Dr. McBrearty we will see the English actor Toby Jones in the upcoming film. Jones’ notable film roles include ‘Infamous’, ‘Amazing Grace, ‘The Painted Veil’, ‘W.’, ‘Frost/Nixon’, ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’, ‘My Week with Marilyn’, ‘Berberian Sound Studio’, ‘Dad’s Army’, ‘Journey’s End, etc.
He voiced Dobby, the house elf in the Harry Potter films.
‘The Wonder’ Trailer and Release Date:
Netflix released an official trailer for the upcoming film The Wonder on October 4, 2022. The film premiered worldwide at Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2023, and is due for release on September 2 , 2023. Netflix on November 16 of this year.