As production starts on Sebastian Lelio’s ‘The Wonder’, Netflix has released a first look image of Florence Pugh in the feature.
Coming from ‘Disobedience’ and ‘Gloria Bell’ filmmaker Leilo, the psychological thriller is set in 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?
Co-written by Emma Donoghue, Tom Burke, Niamh Algar, Elaine Cassidy and Kíla Lord Cassidy join Florence Pugh in the adaptation alongside Toby Jones, Ciarán Hinds, Dermot Crowley, Brían F. O’Byrne and David Wilmot.
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Filming is currently taking place on location in Ireland and will release on Netflix in 2022.