The first official-trailer for “Wonderstruck” was released today, a new adaptation that is set to release later next month. The family-drama was directed by Todd Haynes, working from a screenplay written by Brian Selznick. The film is based on Selznick’s novel of the same name ($17 on Amazon), and will open to a limited-showing in a few weeks. This is the first trailer released for the film, and fans of the original novel can watch the trailer below.
The film features an all-star cast, including Julianne Moore, Oakes Fegley, Michelle Williams, Jaden Michael and introduces Millicent Simmonds. As we mentioned earlier, the film is based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel, and follows Ben and Rose, children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.
The film is opening to a limited-release this fall, and will have plenty of competition at the box-office. Opening that same weekend are the actioner “Geostorm,” the drama “Only The Brave,” the PG-13 drama “Same Kind of Different as Me,” the thriller “The Snowman,” and the comedy-sequel “A Madea Halloween 2”. The following week will be a little easier, with only the thriller “All I See is You,” “Jigsaw,” “Suburbicon” and “Thank You for Your Service” opening across the country. While many of these films offer top-tier talent, “Wonderstruck” is rated PG, and is only one of a handful of films releasing over the next few weeks that will be appropriate for a younger audience. That should be enough to give the film a leg-up on the competition going into award season.
Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions will release “Wonderstruck” in theaters October 20, 2017.