Coming this summer is White Bird, the film adaptation of the highly-successful “Wonder” graphic novel series by R.J. Palacio! Starring Emmy winner Gillian Anderson (“The Crown“) and Academy Award winner Helen Mirren (The Queen), the film is helmed by BAFTA-nominated director Marc Forster, known for his work on such films as Finding Neverland, The Kite Runner, and the recent A Man Called Otto.
The film also features score by 15-time Academy Award-nominated composer Thomas Newman. Stay tuned for more updates! Watch the trailer below.
Lionsgate presents WHITE BIRD, in theaters August 25, 2023.
From the best-selling author of Wonder, the book that sparked a movement to “choose kind,” comes the inspirational next chapter. In White Bird, we follow Julian (Bryce Gheisar), who has struggled to belong ever since he was expelled from his former school for his treatment of Auggie Pullman. To transform his life, Julian’s grandmother (Helen Mirren) finally reveals to Julian her own story of courage — during her youth in Nazi-occupied France, a boy shelters her from mortal danger. They find first love in a stunning, magical world of their own creation, while the boy’s mother (Gillian Anderson) risks everything to keep her safe. From director Marc Forster (Finding Neverland and Christopher Robin), screenwriter Mark Bomback, and based on R.J. Palacio’s book, White Bird: A Wonder Story, like Wonder before it, is an uplifting movie about how one act of kindness can live on forever.