Florence Pugh has quickly become one of the biggest names in Hollywood. So when it was announced that she would be filming a movie right here on our shores we couldn’t be more excited.
The Wonder sees Florence Pugh playing an English nurse who comes over to Ireland in 1823, 13 years after the Great Famine.
Now the first trailer for the already highly anticipated film has dropped.
The series follows Florence’s character’s journey to Ireland to examine a young girl who claims to have not eaten in four months. The film and book are actually based on the true story of the “Fasting Girls” phenomenon.
The Netflix synopsis reads: “1862,13 years after the Great Famine. An English Nightingale Nurse Lib Wright (Florence Pugh) 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.”
The film also stars Tom Burke, Kila Lord Cassidy, Elaine Cassidy, Niamh Algar, Toby Jones and Ciarán Hinds. Filmed in Ireland, the screenplay is co-written by Lelio and Donoghue along with Alice Birch.
Emma is no stranger to getting her novels turned into movies, as her book Room was adapted for the big screen in 2015 which earned Brie Larson her Academy Award.
The Wonder is in Irish cinemas from 2 November and globally on Netflix from 16 November