The Night Manager’s youngest cast member Noah Jupe takes time out from AMC’s crime/drama miniseries to join the Wonder film.
Noah Jupe has been added to the cast of Wonder, the movie adaptation of R.J. Palacio’s powerful and award-winning novel about a young boy with a rare facial deformity whose parents decide to enter him into a mainstream prep school for the first time for 5th grade.
The main character, August “Auggie” Pullman will be played by Jacob Tremblay (Room), and Noah Jupe will be playing Auggie’s best friend, however, the name of his character hasn’t been disclosed yet. In the book, Jack Will is Auggie’s best friend.
Noah joins a cast that also includes Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, who play Auggie’s parents Isabel and Nate Pullman, and newcomer Elle McKinnon, who is signed on to play Charlotte.
Jupe’s recent credits include AMC’s “The Night Manager” which starred Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie, and Fox’s “Houdini & Doyle.”
Wonder will be directed by The Perks of Being a Wallflower writer/director Stephen Chbosky, and has a release date of April 7, 2017.
About Wonder the book:
The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement.
I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.
August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face.WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
“Wonder is the best kids’ book of the year,” said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
Buy your copy of Wonder on Amazon.