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Florence Pugh is set to star in Sebastian Lelio’s adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s psychological thriller The Wonder, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The novel by the Irish-Canadian writer is set in the Irish Midlands in 1859 as an English nurse, Lib Wright, goes to a tiny village to observe what some see as a medical anomaly and others a miracle, that a girl has survived without food for months. Tourists flock to see 11-year-old Anna O’Donnell, and a journalist has come to cover the sensation as two strangers transform each other’s lives in a story of love pitted against evil.
Alice Birch is penning the adapted screenplay, with Ed Guiney and Tessa Ross producing. Pugh is also set to star in Universal’s big-screen adaptation of Nita Prose’s debut novel, The Maid. She received Oscar and BAFTA Award nominations for her performance in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women.
Pugh’s other credits include A24 horror hit Midsommar as well as indies Lady Macbeth and Fighting With My Family and Marvel’s Black Widow.
Pugh is repped by CAA, Brillstein Entertainment and Curtis Brown.
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