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The Wonder Netflix - What We Know So Far

There's little doubt that Florence Pugh is one of Hollywood's fastest-rising stars. Making great impressions on audiences in films like "Midsommar," "Fighting with My Family," and Marvel's "Black Widow," the 25-year-old British actress has shown incredible skill at performing across nearly all genres and scales. Now, she's gearing up to bring audiences her next major feature under the direction of "Gloria Bell" filmmaker Sebastián Lelio.

With that in mind, Netflix and Florence Pugh fans have finally gotten their first glimpse at "The Wonder" (via Variety), which is helping to set the tone for the type of film audiences should expect. Directed by Lelio, "The Wonder" is part of a broad initiative by Netflix to continue pushing UK-based talent to the global stage. However, many are still curious about some key details related to the movie. If you're looking for more information about the release date, cast list, and plot of "The Wonder," then let's dive in and take a closer look.

What is The Wonder's release date?

No concrete release date has been announced for "The Wonder," however, we do know that the film is slated to debut on Netflix sometime next year. With the film currently in production in Ireland, it's safe to assume that audiences can expect to see it sometime in the back half of 2022 if everything proceeds smoothly and goes according to schedule.

This makes a bit of sense considering that "The Wonder" is currently the main project on Florence Pugh's plate. She recently finished promoting "Black Widow" for Marvel Studios, and she also recently wrapped production on Marvel Studios' "Hawkeye" as well as "Don't Worry Darling," which is the second directorial feature from "Booksmart" director Olivia Wilde. With all of that in mind, it seems fairly reasonable to assume that "The Wonder" will arrive within the next year or so.

Who is in The Wonder's cast?

As we have already established, Florence Pugh is currently the lead of "The Wonder." In the film, she will portray Lib Wright as the English nurse who attempts to unravel the mystery of the "fasting girls" — young women in the 19th century who claimed they could go months without eating — and uncover if what is happening is real, or a fraud. Beyond Pugh, however, "The Wonder" has assembled an incredible supporting cast of familiar character actors, as well as up-and-coming talent from the United Kingdom

In addition to Florence Pugh, "The Wonder" cast credited on IMDb also includes "Mank" actor Tom Burke, "Captain America: The First Avenger" actor Toby Jones, "Wrath of Man" actress Niamh Algar, and "Game of Thrones" actor Ciaran Hinds. Additional credited actors include Elaine Cassidy ("The Others"), Dermot Crowley ("The Death of Stalin"), and David Wilmot ("Barkskins"). At this time, Pugh is the only listed actor in the film with a credited, named role. However, with the film currently in production, audiences looking forward to the film will likely get more character details in the coming weeks and months.

What is the plot of The Wonder?

Netflix's "The Wonder" will adapt Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue's 2016 novel of the same name. The film is set in Ireland circa 1862 and follows the harrowing tale of the "fasting girls," who mysteriously stopped eating but never starved. In the film, Florence Pugh portrays Lib Wright, a nurse who attempts to unravel the mystery of the "fasting girls" as a sensationalist frenzy begins to overtake the girls' small Irish town.

With that plot revealed, it seems that Florence Pugh is operating firmly within her wheelhouse for "The Wonder." A rising star across numerous different genres, she has specifically made a name for herself with her dramatic chops in period pieces like Greta Gerwig's "Little Women" which hit theaters in 2019 and David Mackenzie's "Outlaw King," which similarly debuted on Netflix. With that in mind, all eyes are on Pugh (not to mention the rest of the cast) to deliver standout performances in the adaptation of Emma Donoghue's novel.

That's everything that we currently know about Netflix's "The Wonder." However, with the film currently in production, we're likely to learn more about the highly anticipated movie in the coming months. Looper will bring you more information related to the upcoming Florence-Pugh-fronted period piece as new details emerge.