There are a ton of Netflix releases coming out over the next couple of months, one of them in the psychological horror-thriller The Wonder, starring Academy Award-nominee Florence Pugh who also starred in the creepy film Midsommer. Today, we have the first look at the film.
The film was inspired by the 19th-century phenomenon of the “fasting girls” and the acclaimed novel by Emma Donoghue (writer of Room) which is being adapted.
“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 harboring a saint ‘surviving on manna from heaven or are there more ominous motives at work?”
Tom Burke, Niamh Algar, Kíla Lord Cassidy, Elaine Cassidy, Ciarán Hinds, Toby Jones, Dermot Crowley, Brían F. O’Byrne, and David Wilmot also star in the film directed by Sebastián Lelio.
The Wonder debuts on Netflix on November 16, 2022. Check out the first images.