Cars’ Owen Wilson Joins Cast of WONDER

Owen Wilson has joined the cast of Wonder, a movie based on the Young Adult book by R.J. Palacio.

Wonder, a book about a young boy, named August (Auggie) Pullman, with a facial deformity having the chance to be able to go to a mainstream school for the first time, has picked up another actor for its movie. Owen Wilson, who will be playing Auggie’s father, Nate Pullman, joins Julia Roberts (Isabel Pullman), Jacob Tremblay (Auggie), and Elle McKinnon (Charlotte).

Stephen Chbosky, who wrote the book and screenplay for The Perks of Being a Wallflower, will be directing.

I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?

R. J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels.

Wonder is set to hit theaters sometime in 2017.


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