Black Widow's Florence Pugh to star in Netflix psychological thriller The Wonder

Hannah Lovejoy
·2-min read
Photo credit: Karwai Tang/Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tang/Getty Images

Marvel star Florence Pugh is set to star in a new Netflix psychological thriller following her role in Black Widow.

Pugh will play the leading role of Lib Wright in The Wonder, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sebastian Lelio is set to direct on the upcoming project that is based on the novel of the same name by Emma Donoghue.

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Photo credit: Jim Spellman - Getty Images

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Donoghue's work is familiar to many, having written the 2010 best-selling book Room, which was later adapted into an Oscar-winning movie starring Brie Larson.

Set in Ireland in the year of 1859, the story sees English nurse Lib Wright go to a small village, where she witnesses a medical anomaly: an 11-year-old girl called Anna O'Donnell who has lived for months without food.

Tourists and a journalist also come to cover the fascinating turn of events. The story, which will see two strangers change one another's lives, will be a journey of love that has to face against evil.

Photo credit: Karwai Tang/Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tang/Getty Images

Alice Birch is adapting Donoghue's original works for the screenplay. Elsewhere, Ed Guiney and Tessa Ross will feature as producers on the new project.

Aside from The Wonder, Pugh will feature in another book movie adaptation, playing Molly in The Maid, which is the debut novel from Nita Prose. One of Pugh's most well-known roles was in the 2019 movie Little Women, playing the role of Amy March. Her performance earned her both Oscar and BAFTA nominations.

The Wonder is currently in pre-production and the filming dates are yet to be announced.

The Wonder currently has no set release date.

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