Florence Pugh (Marvel’s Black Widow) is set to star in an adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s The Wonder.
With Marvel’s Black Widow set to make its big premiere this July, Florence Pugh is not letting up and continues to join projects, this time in the novel adaptation. The film will be helmed by A Fantastic Woman director Sebastián Lelio from a script written by Alice Birch (Succession).
The Wonder is described as,
“a tale of two strangers who transform each other’s lives, a psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil.”
The story is set in Irish Midlands, 1859, and follows,
“an English nurse, Lib Wright (Pugh), who is summoned to a tiny village to observe what some are claiming as a medical anomaly or a miracle – a girl said to have survived without food for months. Tourists have flocked to the cabin of eleven-year-old and a journalist has come down to cover the sensation.”
Since starring in Fighting With My Family, Midsommer, and Little Women. Pugh has become a household name. Her role in the upcoming Marvel’s Black Widow will further escalate her to A-list status. Among her previous roles and her coming releases, Pugh is also attached as the female lead in director Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling. She will also shoot the Zach Braff-directed Good Person. On top of that, she’s set to star in the Apple TV+ project Dolly and the Universal Pictures film The Maid.