Deadline is exclusively reporting that Florence Pugh is set to star in The Wonder, director Sebastián Lelio’s film adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s novel.
The novel is set in 1859, Irish Midlands, following an English nurse named Lib Wright, who is summoned to a tiny village to observe what some are claiming as medical anomaly or a miracle…a girl said to have survived without food for months. Tourists have flocked to the cabin of the eleven-year-old and a journalist has come down to cover the sensation. The story is a tale of two strangers who transform each other’s lives, as well as be a psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil.
Alice Birch will be writing the script, with Ed Guiney and Tessa Ross serving as producers. Production is currently scheduled to commence in Ireland this coming August.