Florence Pugh’s upcoming project The Wonder’s Poster released by Netflix
We only live in Florence Pugh’s universe. The Wonder, Pugh’s follow-up to the highly anticipated and controversial Don’t Worry Darling, is slated to debut on Netflix in November and also get a theatrical release.
Pugh’s performance in the upcoming film has already received critical acclaim for the film from Telluride and the Toronto Film Festival. The young actress, who is undoubtedly the rising star of this generation, is set to work on this psychological thriller, directed by Sebastián Lelio.
The plot of this film is adapted from Emma Donoghue’s novel of the same name and is quite similar to its psychodramatic precursor Room, which was also adapted for the big screen. The story revolves around a girl who “stops eating but magically stays alive and well” (Good Reads). The actual events surrounding the 19th-century sighting of the “fasting girls” served as the ultimate inspiration.
Netflix has unveiled the poster of The Wonder
Pugh donned the same Victorian-era attire in the first Netflix-to-be-released movie stills. The film’s setting, the Irish Midlands of 1862, will introduce the audience to the role of Lib Wright, an English nurse hired to look after the aforementioned young girl named Anna O’Donnell.
The historical film shows the influx of devout travelers who came from far and wide to see the miracle. Despite all of these obstacles, it’s up to Pugh’s Lib to defend the child and investigate her case, while aspiring journalists flock in to gather inside information. Although Florence Pugh’s character in this film is a strong proponent of science, the overall plot places her in the middle of a conflict between science and faith. If it matters most, which side will support it? Or does she have to find a way to bridge the differences between the two of them to make it work?
We look forward to Pugh’s appearance
The Wonder, filmmaker Sebastián Lelio’s latest psychological thriller starring Florence Pugh, makes its Netflix debut in the bitter December chill. Adapted from Emma Donoghue’s novel of the same name, The Wonder is based on the unusual phenomenon “Girls Fasting” that took place in the 19th century. The grim setting of a rural 19th-century Irish town is portrayed in the recently released first looks and poster art, in which Pugh’s character is tasked with guarding a young girl.
In the film, 11-year-old Anna O’Donnell (Kla Lord Cassidy) reportedly went without meals for several months, but has remained awake and healthy. Nurse Lib Wright (Pugh) believes she was brought to this remote hamlet to investigate the strange disease, but as the two days get to know each other better, Lib begins to wonder if something worse is going on. According to Collider’s TIFF review, the tense drama explores the delicate line that must be drawn between religious wonder and scientific fact, teetering on the brink of slow, creeping terror.
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The first fleeting images show Lelio’s use of light and shadow, and the size of the Irish heather in the background. The sparseness of the surroundings itself only becomes a character of the film through the images. One image shows Tom Burke’s Will Byrne carrying Anna through the hilly terrain while Lib leads the way in what appears to be a critical scene in the film. The photographs have a somber, monochromatic look and feel of isolation and confinement when set against a gunmetal gray sky.
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In the stills, Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger), Dermot Crowley (Luther), and Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones) play Sir Otway, Sir McBrearty, and Father Thaddeus, respectively. These somber men appear to be in control of young Anna’s hapless fate, which makes the photos all the more alarming given that somber men have long threatened the safety of young women. The poster focuses on Pugh’s role and her bond with her protégé, Anna, and some of the photos show Pugh conversing with Lelio at the beginning of the film.
Niamh Algar, Elaine Cassidy, David Wilmot, Brán F. O’Byrne, Josie Walker and Caolan Byrne all appear in the film. Alice Birch, who wrote the screenplay for Lady MacBeth, collaborated on The Wonder with Catherine Pugh, who starred in the film. Lelio is the director of Disobedience, a suspenseful and tragic 2017 film. Donoghue serves as executive producer along with Danny Cohen and Len Blavatnik.
Release date of the miracle
The Wonder will be released in some theaters and on Netflix following its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in December.
The Wonder, starring Florence Pugh, Tom Burke, Toby Jones and others, will be released on Netflix on November 16, 2022, as opposed to November 2 in cinemas.
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