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Florence Pugh Captivates In The Wonder's Gripping Trailer

The film is set to premiere on Netflix soon.

by Sabah Hussain
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If you can’t get enough of Florence Pugh (Little Women, Black Widow, Don’t Worry Darling) and period dramas, then it’s safe to say her new gothic thriller, The Wonder, might be the film for you. Set to premiere soon on Netflix, Pugh will be taking on the female lead for the film adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s novel of the same name. And following the success of Donoghue’s Room, we have no doubt the film will be just as gripping a watch. Whether she’s causing a stir because of her new “mixie haircut,” or because she was apparently blocked on Instagram, Pugh never fails to grab our attention, and her new role is no exception. Below, see everything we know about The Wonder so far.

The Wonder Plot

The Wonder is set in Ireland in 1862 with Donoghue’s gothic thriller inspired by the phenomenon of young girls in the Victorian era fasting for long periods of time. Girls who also claimed to have special religious powers. Per Variety, the film follows Pugh’s Lib Wright, a nurse who is summoned to a village in Ireland in the 1860s to observe one of these girls, the intriguing 11-year-old Anna O’Donnell, who has seemingly starved herself for months. Journalist Will Byrne is unconvinced and joins Lib Wright to observe the wonder child.

The Wonder Cast

Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio, who received critical acclaim for 2013 film Gloria, and the Oscar-winning A Fantastic Woman, will be directing the film. Writer Alice Birch, who has written for the critically acclaimed Normal People, has worked alongside Donoghue to pen the screenplay.

Joining Florence Pugh on the silver screen is The Souvenir and Strike actor Tom Burke, who will be playing Will Byrne. Irish actors Niamh Algar and Ciarán Hinds, who appears in the Academy Award-nominated Belfast, also star in the film, alongside Elaine Cassidy, Kíla Lord Cassidy, Toby Jones, Dermot Crowley, Brían F. O'Byrne, and David Wilmot.

The Wonder Trailer

On Oct. 4, we finally got the official trailer for the film, showing Pugh’s character preparing to observe the young Anna O’Donnell, and snippets of the dramatic events that follow. You can check out the trailer for The Wonder, below.

The Wonder Release Date

The release date for Netflix’s The Wonder is November 16. However, for a limited amount of time, the film will also be available to watch in UK cinemas from Nov. 2, before exclusively streaming on Netflix.

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