Oscar nominated director Todd Haynes follows up the much-acclaimed ‘Carol’ with a big screen adaptation of ‘Hugo’ author Brian Selznick’s book ‘Wonderstruck’. The film, which is a Centrepiece at the 55th New York Film Festival, sees Haynes reunited with Oscar winner Julianne Moore following previous collaborations ‘Far From Heaven’ and ‘Safe’.
Haynes and Moore were joined by Selznick and the rest of the lead cast including Oakes Fegley, Millicent Simmonds, and Jaden Michael for an NYFF press conference. James Kleinmann was in New York for the event and brings us the full video here.
Watch a first look clip from Wonderstruck here
Official Synopsis: In 1977, following the death of his single mother, Ben (Oakes Fegley) loses his hearing in a freak accident and makes his way from Minnesota to New York, hoping to learn about the father he has never met. A half-century earlier, another deaf 12-year-old, Rose (Millicent Simmonds), flees her restrictive Hoboken home, captivated by the bustle and romance of the nearby big city. Each of these parallel adventures, unfolding largely without dialogue, is an exuberant love letter to a bygone era of New York. The mystery of how they ultimately converge, which involves Julianne Moore in a lovely dual role, provides the film’s emotional core. Adapted from a young-adult novel by Hugo author Brian Selznick, Wonderstruck is an all-ages enchantment, entirely true to director Todd Haynes’s sensibility: an intelligent, deeply personal, and lovingly intricate tribute to the power of obsession.
The final NYFF screening of ‘Wonderstruck’ is Sunday 15th October. ‘Wonderstruck’ opens on limited release in New York and Los Angeles on 20th October, followed by a nationwide US release 10th November 2017.
Look out for exclusive HeyUGuys interviews with Julianne Moore, Oakes Fegley, Millicent Simmonds and Jaden Michael ahead of next week’s US theatrical release.