Emma Donoghue‘s suspenseful novel The Wonder is to be adapted for the screen and Florence Pugh is to be cast in the film.
Set in the late 1850s, the story follows Lib Wright, an English nurse, who travels to a small village in Ireland to observe a phenomenon that some find miraculous and others abnormal: a young girl who has managed to survive for a month without food. An event so unusual that people come from all over the country to observe it and a journalist covers the event.
Author Stephen King wrote a rare review in the New York Times about this psychological thriller, praising it.
Sebastián Lelio will direct, while Alice Birch is writing the script, and Ed Guiney as well as Tessa Ross will produce.
Since her appearance in the horror film Midsommar and her Oscar nomination for her role in Little Woman, Florence Pugh has been highly sought after.
The young actress will be appearing in the upcoming Marvel film Black Widow which will be released in July and has also just finished shooting Don’t Worry Darling, an Olivia Wilde film set in 1950s America in which she will play a housewife alongside Harry Styles.
At the moment, no release date has been announced and only Pugh has been announced as a cast member, but with filming starting in August, we will have more information by then.