The Wonder is a thrilling psychological novel by Emma Donoghue, who drew inspiration from a 19th-century experience of “Fasting girls”. The story revolves around Anna O’Donnell, the child protagonist who quits feeding herself yet remains alive, and a nurse named Lib Wright, who comes to verify and study the reasons behind such a phenomenon and initially believes it to be a deception. However, an influx of a large number of people is also witnessed to come to Anna’s village just to see the unnatural child.
A film of the same name is to be directed by Sebastian Lelio and scripted by Alice Birch and Sebastian Lelio, keeping in pace with the original story by its author Emma Donoghue. The film will be shot in Ireland and has been advanced with the help of Screen Ireland and Access Entertainment.
Making and Release Date of the Film
As per the reports, The Wonder is to start filming in August 2021 in Ireland. It is reported that casting is ongoing for side role actors. It is not yet confirmed when the exact date of its release will be, but the audience can expect it to be aired in the later half of the year 2022. So where can you see the film? The Wonder will be aired on Netflix, so stay updated with us for more news.
Cast and Crew
Florence Pugh will be seen in the character of the English nurse Lib Wright. However, she is busy shooting Marvel’s “Black Widow” and has recently completed filming in Don’t Worry Darling. Tom Burke as Mank, Niamh Algar as Censor, Elaine Cassidy, Kila Lord Cassidy as The Doorman, Toby Jones, Dermot Crowley, Brian F.O’Byrne, David Wilmot, and Ciaran Hinds are the other characters to be seen in the film as reported till now.
The novel depicts a young girl who has left eating for months yet surviving in the world miraculously without having any effect. An English nurse is being summoned to the tiny village in Irish Midlands to study its reason. She initially came with the motive to reveal the false claim behind the situation and believes she is being fed secretly. But with time, she grows fond of the child and fails to find the exact reason behind it since she is not being fed at all.
Many men also come to see the girl alongside a journalist to record the tale and consider the entire situation to be nothing less than a miracle. The plot proceeds with the gradual development of both the nurse and the eleven-year-old girl, who gradually changes the other’s life. It is a psychological thriller and a gothic horror that draws its plot from the phenomenon of Fasting girl, prevalent in the 1990s.
The film might have other twists and turns in the plot to give the story more essence. The audience must give it a watch to know more, and till then, stick to us for more updates.