Prince Charming has been scripted by Matt Fogel (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son) and is described as a “revisionist take” on the character who appeared in the likes of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, exploring the life of the iconic prince from the point of view of his brother, who never quite lived up to the family name.
The film reunites Chbosky with Disney, having worked as a writer on the live-action Beauty and the Beast, as well as Wonder producers David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films.
Disney has several live-action adaptations of its animated classics in the works, including Dumbo, Aladdin and The Lion King,
Wonder is based on the best-selling children's novel that follows Auggie, a boy with facial differences who is entering a mainstream school for the first time.
Directed by author turned filmmaker Stephen Chbosky (his first film had him directing an adaptation of his own popular novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower), we are extra excited about Wonder knowing that a novelist is behind the camera. Books aren't always easily translated to screen, but with someone like Chbosky helming the project, we have faith that Wonder will be very true to the inspirational source material.
The film features an A-List cast, with Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson as Auggie's parents, and the incomparable Jacob Tremblay as Auggie. We had a chance to chat with him about the film, which hits Cineplex theatres on November 17th.
He then accepted the daunting task of co-writing the live-action adaptation of the Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast,” which, with $1.26 billion in worldwide ticket sales, now stands as the top-grossing film of 2017. And this week sees the release of Chbosky’s latest endeavor, “Wonder,” a film adaptation of R.J. Palacio’s 2012 young-adult novel about a 10-year-old boy with extreme facial deformities who attends public school for the first time. “Room” breakout star Jacob Tremblay plays the main character, Auggie Pullman, while Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson portray the pivotal roles of his parents.
One of the film’s taglines comes from a precept Auggie’s favorite
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Disney has tapped Stephen Chbosky (“The Perks Of Being A Wallflower,” “Wonder“) to write “Prince Charming,” with an option to direct as well.
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There is no indication as to whether Stephen Chbosky is simply rewriting or performing a polish on the original script by Matthew Fogel, or if he is conducting an exhaustive page-one rewrite and starting over from scratch. The story for this latest Disney live-action remake will be a revisionist tale, told from
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What we are excited about: Wonder Woman put the Dceu back on course this past summer as it was not only by far the best-reviewed movie of the lot, but also the highest grossing. Warner Bros. is looking to keep that momentum with its team-up blockbuster, Justice League. The fact that we’ll see Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg (and c’mon,
Paul Thomas Anderson
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Not a frame of Anderson’s latest has yet been seen by the public, nor is much known about it, but he’s the rare filmmaker whose name alone can stoke anticipation. The fact that this 1950s-set film about the fashion world also stars Daniel Day-Lewis, who plans to retire from acting, only piques interest further.
Easily the most divisive studio film of 2017, and presumably intentionally so, Aronofsky’s “Mother!” could curry favor among his fellow directors for the sheer boldness of his vision, as he and star Jennifer Lawrence ascend ever-escalating levels of madness.
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An indie darling du jour thanks to his sleeper “Tangerine,” Baker returned with yet another warm, sly-humored study of
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Although it will remind some of Peter Bogdonavich’s excellent Mask, in which a boy also had to deal with a craniofacial birth defect, Wonder separates itself by being its own kind of sweet-natured fable. If Bogdanovich’s film was a grittier, more morose-filled drama, Chbosky does not want any of
It’s a very special book is Wonder. Published in 2012, and written by R J Palacio, it tells the story of a young boy called Auggie, who battles through life with a severe facial disfigurement. Palacio’s story, and in turn the narrative of this film adaptation, centres on Auggie’s first year at school. Having been home schooled until fifth grade – that’s roughly year six in UK language – his parents, played by Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, decide that it’s time to for him to go to school and mix with other children. For Auggie, used to hiding his face behind an astronaut helmet, it’s a jump as big as stepping on the moon.
What’s particularly special about the book is how it structures the story,
Directed by Stephen Chbosky.
Starring Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Izabel Vidovic, Noah Jupe, Danielle Rose Russell, Nadji Jeter, Millie Davis, Sonia Braga, Emma Tremblay, Ali Liebert, Daveed Diggs, Crystal Lowe, and Mandy Patinkin.
Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
The world is a cruel place and it’s exponentially crueler to people living with disadvantageous conditions unable to be controlled. As such, August Pullman (played by outstanding young child actor Jacob Tremblay most known for his breakout role in 2015’s Room) has lived a rather sheltered life. Born with severe facial deficiencies (explained as the result of an unlucky combination of bad genetics from his parents played by Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, also described as
Auggie is a science geek who loves “Star Wars” and Minecraft, ice cream and X-Box sports games; he’s fueled by all-American fantasies of going to outer space. (He likes to walk around in a toy astronaut helmet that conceals him and feeds his dreams.) His face, which looks youthful and old at the same time, is jarring
As generous as it is linear (and only emotionally pornographic towards the end), “Wonder” may be manipulative, but it’s also instructive. It’s a how-to guide for kindness — a good lesson for kids, and a helpful reminder for adults. It’s not
Miller has amassed a sizeable fanbase over the years, too, and not just for his acting talents, but also for his individualistic style and personality in addition to his public discussions about identifying as queer. Back when he first came out to the press in 2012, however, the actor was hounded by those both inside and outside the industry, who told him he had made “a mistake,” as
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