Jacob Tremblay plays August “Auggie” Pullman, a 10-year-old boy with a rare medical facial deformity, in this movie adaptation of R. J. Palacio’s (aka Raquel Jaramillo) 2012 novel, Wonder.
Due to numerous surgeries, Auggie has always been homeschooled. But one day, his parents (portrayed by Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson) decide – not without a lot of apprehension – that it’s time to enroll him in a private establishment so that he can connect with the rest of the world. Then, as he faces the difficulty to fit in when you look different, August will try to show everyone that he is just an ordinary kid and strive to teach others that beauty is not just on the outside.
Already have a tear in the eye? Don’t worry, that’s the point of this very moving story inspired by a New York Times bestseller, whose intent is to tackle the themes of difference, family, friendship and beauty through an uplifting tale.
Directed by Stephen Chbosky, who knows one thing or 2 about successfully adapting a tearjerking novel (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), the film is set to be released on November 17.