Julia Roberts' Drama 'Wonder' Pushed to November

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Jacob Tremblay and Julia Roberts in 'Wonder'

The Lionsgate adaptation, also starring 'Room' breakout Jacob Tremblay, was initially scheduled to open on April 7.

Lionsgate is pushing back the release date of Wonder.

Stephen Chbosky's adaptation of the R.J. Palacio novel, led by Julia Roberts and Room breakout Jacob Tremblay, will be released wide on Nov. 17, opposite Warner Bros.' ensemble flick Justice League.

Though initially scheduled to open on April 7, Wonder's release date was shifted after it performed well at test screenings. The new November release date sets the drama's debut just before Thanksgiving weekend, a popular time for family moviegoing.

The story centers on Auggie Pullman, a young boy born with a facial deformity who encounters bullies as he attends school for the first time as a fifth grader at private school Beecher Prep.

Owen Wilson, Mandy Patinkin, Sonia Braga and Daveed Diggs are also featured in the cast. Jack Thorne and Steve Conrad penned the script.

Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman are producing the film, with Palacio, Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Michael Beugg and Alex Young as executive producers.