Wonder, based on the novel by R.J. Palacio, is a new movie in production that will star Julie Roberts, Own Wilson, and Mandy Patinkin, with Jacob Tremblay playing the role of Auggie Pullman.
A young boy born with a facial deformity is destined to fit in at a new school, and to make everyone understand he’s just another ordinary kid, and that beauty isn’t skin deep.
“Wonder” is a beloved book, read in schools across the country. “I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.” So begins 10-year-old Auggie Pullman’s story in “Wonder,” the bighearted, uplifting debut novel by R.J. Palacio. Born with a severe facial deformity that shocks even well-meaning adults, Auggie — in many ways a regular boy with a sharp sense of humor and an obsession with Star Wars — takes the plunge from being home-schooled all his life to mainstream Beecher Prep, where he encounters the type of cruelty and bullying only found in middle school, as well as genuine kindness.
The movie Wonder is scheduled to be released in theaters in November, 2017.