The Wonder: Film Adaptation Of Emma Donoghue’s Novel Heading To TIFF

First Look Image Released, Rest Of Cast Announced For Film Adaptation Of Emma Donoghue's Novel

The Toronto International Film Festival have announced its festival programme, which includes Netflix’s film adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s novel The Wonder.

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The logline for the film is as follows:

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 eleven-year old Anna O’Donnell. Tourists and pilgrims mass to witness the girl who is said to have survived without food for months. Is the village harbouring a saint ‘surviving on manna from heaven’ or are there more ominous motives at work?

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The Wonder is the first production commissioned out of the UK by Fiona Lamptey, while the film is also Emma Donoghue’s follow-up adaptation after receiving an Academy Award nomination for 2015’s Room. Donoghue co-adapts the screenplay alongside director Sebastián Lelio and Alice Birch. Tessa Ross and Juliette Howell (House Productions) serve as producers alongside Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe (Element Pictures). Emma Donoghue executive produces alongside Len Blavatnik and Danny Cohen. Ari Wegner is the cinematographer on the film. The film is developed with the support of Fis Éireann/Screen Ireland and Access Entertainment.

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The Wonder stars Florence Pugh, Tom Burke, Niamh Algar, Elaine Cassidy, Kíla Lord Cassidy, Toby Jones, Ciarán Hinds, Dermot Crowley, Brían F. O’Byrne and David Wilmot. The film will be released later in 2022 on Netflix.

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