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The Wonder: Florence Pugh stars in upcoming Netflix period thriller

Check out the trailer for The Wonder, the upcoming period thriller starring Florence Pugh and from the writer of Room.

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Adapted from the bestselling novel by Room’s author Emma Donoghue, and inspired by true stories of the ‘Fasting Girls’ phenomenon, Florence Pugh stars in Sebastián Lelio’s upcoming psychological drama, The Wonder, about a woman who seemingly doesn’t have the need to eat.

Watch the trailer for the Netflix movie here…


Set in 1862 (13 years after the Great Famine), The Wonder follows an English Nightingale Nurse Lib Wright (Florence Pugh) who is called to the Irish Midlands by a devout community to conduct a 15-day examination over one of their own. Anna O’Donnell (Kíla Lord Cassidy) is an 11-year-old girl who claims not to have eaten for four months, surviving miraculously on “manna from heaven”. As Anna’s health rapidly deteriorates, Lib is determined to unearth the truth, challenging the faith of a community that would prefer to stay believing.

Check out some stills from the movie below…

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Directed by Sebastián Lelio and written by Emma Donoghue, Sebastián Lelio and Alice Birch, the movie stars Florence Pugh (Don’t Worry Darling), Kila Lord Cassidy (Viewpoint), Niamh Algar (Censor), Elaine Cassidy (A Discovery of Witches), Ciarán Hinds (First Man), Tom Burke (The Lazarus Project) and Toby Jones (Archive).

The Wonder is in select UK cinemas from 2 November and available globally on Netflix from 16 November. Watch more trailers at the SciFiNow YouTube channel.