Owen Wilson in talks to star in Wonder. Final negotiations are in the works for Owen Wilson to star in Lionsgate‘s Wonder (2017). Julia Roberts and Room‘s Jacob Tremblay are already attached to the project, which is set to release in the spring of 2017.
Wonder will be directed by Stephen Chbosky, written by Jack Thorne and Steve Conrad, and produced by Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman. The film is based on the 2012 children’s novel by R.J. Palacio, which has sold over two million copies. The book tells the story of Auggie, a young boy with a cleft palate, and his experiences transitioning into private school after a sheltered life of homeschooling.
Jacob Tremblay will play the part of Auggie. Although the novel focuses primarily on Auggie’s school friends (and bullies) and his sister, we can assume that his parents will pay a decently large role in the film, given that the parts will be filled by huge names; Julia Roberts is on board as Auggie’s mother, and Owen Wilson is in talks to play his father.
Owen Wilson’s most recent work has included Zoolander 2 (2016) and No Escape (2015), and he has two more movies coming out in the next year: Masterminds (2016) comes out in September and Bastards (2017) will come out next January. Wilson is a highly versatile actor, having appeared in films of a wide variety of tones and genres, and surely he will shine alongside such talent as Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay in Wonder.
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