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Participant, Walden Joining Julia Roberts’ Drama ‘Wonder’

18 July 2016 12:06 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Participant Media and Walden Media have joined Tik Films and Lionsgate’s drama “Wonder,” starring Jacob TremblayJulia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman will produce the Mandeville Films production. Participant and Walden  will co-finance and executive produce the film, which will be released on April 7.

Also starring are Noah JupeBryce GheisarIzabela VidovicDanielle Rose RussellMillie Davis, Elle McKinnon, recent Tony Award-winner and “Hamilton” co-star Daveed Diggs and Mandy Patinkin.

Tremblay is starring as August Pullman, who was born with facial differences that prevented him from going to a mainstream school earlier in life — and then became an unlikely hero when he entered the local fifth grade.

Roberts plays Tremblay’s mother in the adaptation of Raquel J. Palacio’s novel and Wilson will portray the father.

Stephen Chbosky is directing from a script by Jack Thorne and Steve Conrad. Palacio’s book has »

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Mandy Patinkin Joins Lionsgate’s ‘Wonder’

18 July 2016 10:59 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Mandy Patinkin has joined the cast of Lionsgate’s Wonder, the pic that stars Room standout Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson that is based on the New York Times bestseller by R.J. PalacioStephen Chbosky is directing from a script adapted by Jack Thorne and Steve Conrad. Shooting gets underway today with Participant Media and Walden Media joining Lionsgate and Tik Films to co-finance and executive produce. Hamilton star Daveed Diggs also just joined… »

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‘Hamilton’ Star Daveed Diggs in Talks to Join Julia Roberts in ‘Wonder’

15 July 2016 6:47 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Hamilton” co-star Daveed Diggs is in talks to join Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay and Owen Wilson in Lionsgate’s drama “Wonder.”

Diggs, who departed the Broadway production of “Hamilton” on Friday, will play an English teacher in the movie. Tremblay is starring as August Pullman, who was born with facial differences that prevented him from going to a mainstream school earlier in life — and then became an unlikely hero when he entered the local fifth grade.

Roberts plays Tremblay’s mother in the adaptation of Raquel J. Palacio’s novel and Wilson will portray the father. Lionsgate has dated the movie for April 7. Stephen Chbosky is directing from a script by Jack Thorne and Steve Conrad.

Producers are Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman through their Mandeville Films. Palacio’s book has sold more than 2 million copies since it was published in 2012.

Diggs originated and played the roles of Thomas Jefferson »

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'Hamilton' Star Daveed Diggs Joins Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay in 'Wonder'

15 July 2016 5:47 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Daveed Diggs, who won a Tony for his work on Broadway’s Hamilton, is heading to the movies. The actor, how plays Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette in the smash Broadway musical, is joining Wonder, Lionsgate’s adaptation of the R.J. Palacio Ya novel. Room star Jacob Tremblay leads a cast that also includes Julia Robert, Owen Wilson and Noah Jupe in the project being directed by Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower). The script, by Jack Thorne and Steve Conrad, centers on Auggie Pullman, a young boy who was born with a facial deformity. For the

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'Night Manager' Actor Joins Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay in 'Wonder' (Exclusive)

11 July 2016 3:15 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Night Manager actor Noah Jupe has joined Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay in Wonder, Lionsgate’s adaptation of the R.J. Palacio Ya novel. Owen Wilson is also on the roll call in the project being directed by Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower). The script, by Jack Thorne and Steve Conrad, centers on Auggie Pullman, a young boy who was born with a facial deformity. For the first time, Auggie is going to a mainstream school, starting the fifth grade at Beecher Prep.  Jupe will play Tremblay’s best friend at school. (Roberts and Wilson are playing

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Owen Wilson Joins Roberts In "Wonder"

28 June 2016 8:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Owen Wilson is in negotiations to join Julia Roberts in the film adaptation of the R.J. Palacio young adult novel "Wonder" at Lionsgate

Jacob Tremblay ("Room") stars as Auggie Pullman, a young boy who was born with a facial deformity. For the first time, Auggie is going to a mainstream school starting the fifth grade at Beecher Prep.

Wilson will play the boy's father opposite Roberts as his mother. Stephen Chbosky ("The Perks of Being a Wallflower") directs from a script by Jack Thorne and Steve Conrad. Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman are producing.

Source: THR »

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Owen Wilson Nabs Role In Lionsgate’s Adaptation Of Wonder

28 June 2016 7:06 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

From the catwalk to North River Heights, Zoolander 2 star Owen Wilson has nabbed a role in Wonder, Lionsgate’s big-screen adaptation of R.J. Palacio’s heart-wrenching Ya novel.

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, confirming that Wilson will now star opposite Julia Roberts as parents to Room breakout Jacob Tremblay. Ordered to the fringes of society due to a facial deformity, August Pullman (Tremblay) acts as the beating heart of Wonder, and Palacio’s celebrated story chronicles the trials and tribulations that August faces in his quest for a normal life.

First published in 2012, the official synopsis reads as so: “August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school.until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing »

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Wonder (2017): Owen Wilson in Talks to Star Alongside Julia Roberts

27 June 2016 10:23 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Owen Wilson in talks to star in Wonder. Final negotiations are in the works for Owen Wilson to star in Lionsgate‘s Wonder (2017). Julia Roberts and Room‘s Jacob Tremblay are already attached to the project, which is set to release in the spring of 2017. Wonder will be directed by Stephen Chbosky, written by Jack Thorne and Steve Conrad, and produced […] »

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Owen Wilson to Co-Star With Julia Roberts in ‘Wonder’ (Exclusive)

27 June 2016 4:27 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Owen Wilson is in final negotiations to join Julia Roberts in Lionsgate’s “Wonder.”

Jacob Tremblay, who broke out last year in “Room,” is also attached to star as August Pullman, who was born with facial differences that prevented him from going to a mainstream school earlier in life — and then became  an unlikely hero when he entered  the local fifth grade.

Roberts plays Tremblay’s mother in the adaptation of Raquel J. Palacio’s novel and Wilson’s will portray the father. Lionsgate had no comment on the casting.

Lionsgate recently dated the movie for April 7. Stephen Chbosky is directing from a script by Jack Thorne and Steve Conrad.

Producers are Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman through their Mandeville Films banner.

Palacio’s book has sold more than 2 million copies since it was published in 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers.

Wilson has been filming Alcon’s comedy “Bastards” with Ed Helms. »

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Julia Roberts’ ‘Wonder,’ Miles Teller’s ‘Granite Mountain’ Get 2017 Release Dates

7 June 2016 6:12 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay’s “Wonder” adaptation will hit theaters on April 7, 2017, Lionsgate announced on Tuesday, along with the release dates of Miles Teller firefighter pic “Granite Mountain” and Pantelion comedy “How to Be a Latin Lover.”

Granite Mountain” is now scheduled to bow on Sept. 22, 2017, and “How to Be a Latin Lover” on April 28, 2017.

Roberts plays the mother of “Room” breakout Tremblay in “Wonder,” based on the novel by Raquel J. Palacio. The drama tells the story of August Pullman, who, born with facial differences that prevented him from going to a mainstream school earlier in life, becomes an unlikely hero when he enters the local fifth grade.

Stephen Chbosky directs from a script by Jack Thorne and Steve Conrad. Producers are Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman.

Summit Entertainment’s “Granite Mountain” also stars Josh Brolin, Jennifer Connelly, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Kitsch and James Badge Dale, along with Teller. »

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Julia Roberts to play Jacob Tremblay’s mother in Wonder

6 May 2016 6:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Julia Roberts (Money Monster) is set to star in Wonder, the film adaptation of the acclaimed novel by author R.J. Palacio, The Hollywood Reporter. has revealed.

Room actor Jacob Tremblay is starring in the film as Auggie Pullman, “a young boy who was born with a facial deformity. For the first time, Auggie is going to a mainstream school, starting the fifth grade at Beecher Prep.” Roberts is to play Pullman’s mother.

Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) is directing the film for Lionsgate, with Steve Conrad (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) writing the screenplay.

Palacio’s book was released in 2012 and has sold over 2 million copies, becoming a New York Times best-seller.

Roberts returns to the screen this month with Jodie Foster’s Money Monster, where she stars with Ocean’s 11 co-star George Cloone; it is set for release on May 13th in the Us »

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Wonder Adaptation Plucks Julia Roberts For Lead Role Opposite Room’s Jacob Tremblay

6 May 2016 11:57 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Confined to a dark and squalid Room in 2015, Jacob Tremblay stole the hearts of moviegoers with a raw, emotional turn in Lenny Abrahamson’s award-winning drama. It’s a performance that hasn’t gone unnoticed, either, what with the young actor in line to play the lead in Stephen Chbosky’s Wonder.

Best known for helming The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Chbosky’s latest will have Tremblay headlining another adaptation, given that Wonder is lifted from the critically-adorned novel penned by R.J. Palacio. In it, the youngster will take point as August Pullman, a schoolboy plagued by an extraordinary facial deformity, and The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Julia Roberts has been tapped for the role of Tremblay’s mother.

In attendance at Cannes to promote Jodie Foster’s crime drama Money Monster, the casting of Roberts is a major coup for Lionsgate and Mandeville’s picture, and if »

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Roberts, Tremblay To Experience "Wonder"

5 May 2016 8:35 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Julia Roberts and "Room" breakout star Jacob Tremblay are set to star in the film adaptation of R.J. Palacio's best-selling novel "Wonder" at Lionsgate and Mandeville.

Tremblay will play Auggie Pullman, a young boy who was born with a facial deformity. For the first time, Auggie is going to a mainstream school, starting the fifth grade at Beecher Prep. Roberts will play his mother.

Stephen Chbosky ("The Perks of Being a Wallflower") will helm from a script by Steve Conrad. Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman are producing.

Source: THR »

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Julia Roberts to Play Jacob Tremblay’s Mother in Lionsgate’s ‘Wonder’

5 May 2016 4:11 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Oscar winner Julia Roberts has closed a deal to play Jacob Tremblay‘s mother in Lionsgate’s coming-of-age movie “Wonder,” as TheWrap first reported would happen last month. Stephen Chbosky (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) is directing from a script by Jack Thorne and Steve Conrad, who each had a hand in adapting R.J. Palacio’s beloved book. After breaking out in A24’s “Room,” young Tremblay will play Auggie Pullman, a young boy born with a facial deformity who encounters bullies while attending school for the first time. Also Read: 'Room' Star Jacob Tremblay in Talks »

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‘Room’ Star Jacob Tremblay in Talks for Lionsgate’s ‘Wonder’ (Exclusive)

14 April 2016 11:50 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jacob Tremblay is in talks to star in Lionsgate’s “Wonder,” based on the beloved book by R.J. Palacio, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. The studio is also targeting Julia Roberts to play Tremblay’s mother, according to insiders. A representative for Tremblay declined to comment when contacted by TheWrap. Steve Conrad (“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”) has adapted Palacio’s coming-of-age novel, which follows Auggie Pullman, a young boy born with a facial deformity who encounters bullies while attending school for the first time. Also Read: 17 Promising Actors Under 17 (Photos) Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman are producing “Wonder” under. »

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Bill Pullman, Austin Stowell Join Emma Stone in ‘Battle of the Sexes’

13 April 2016 12:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Whiplash” actor Austin Stowell and Bill Pullman have rounded out the cast of Fox Searchlight’s “Battle of the Sexes,” starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell.

Andrea Riseborough also recently joined the movie from “Little Miss Sunshine” filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Simon Beaufoy wrote the screenplay.

Danny Boyle is producing under his Decibel Films banner along with Christian Colson and his company Cloud Eight.

The movie will follow the competition between tennis pros Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, which captured the zeitgeist back in 1973 when, at 29, the No. 2 ranked King beat the 55-year-old retired former Wimbledon champion Riggs. Stone is playing King, while Carell is portraying Riggs. Elizabeth Shue is Riggs’ wife in the pic.

Battle of the Sexes” is one of three projects revolving around the famous tennis match; the other two are HBO and Playtone’s “Proof,” which stars Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti; and »

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Elisabeth Shue Joins Emma Stone in Fox Searchlight’s ‘Battle of the Sexes’ (Exclusive)

21 March 2016 4:53 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Elisabeth Shue has signed on to join the cast of Fox Searchlight’s “Battle of the Sexes,” starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell.

Andrea Riseborough is also on board with “Little Miss Sunshine” filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris directing from a script by Simon Beaufoy.

Danny Boyle is producing under his Decibel Films banner along with Christian Colson and his company Cloud Eight.

The movie will follow the competition between tennis pros Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, which captured the zeitgeist back in 1973, when at 29, the No. 2 ranked King beat the 55-year-old retired former Wimbledon champion Riggs. Shue will play Riggs’ wife in the pic, with Carell playing Riggs and Stone playing King.

Battle of the Sexes” is one of three projects revolving around the infamous tennis match; the other two are HBO and Playtone’s “Proof,” which stars Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti, and Chernin Entertainment and »

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‘Battle of the Sexes’ Adds Andrea Riseborough (Exclusive)

3 March 2016 5:59 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Andrea Riseborough is in final negotiations to co-star with Emma Stone in Fox Searchlight’s “Battle of the Sexes,” sources tell Variety.

Stone will play Billie Jean King in the pic and Steve Carell stars as Bobbie Riggs.  Riseborough will play Marilyn Barnett, the hairdresser and former lover who outed King in 1981.

Little Miss Sunshine” filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris will direct from a script by Simon Beaufoy. Danny Boyle is producing under his Decibel Films banner along with Christian Colson and his company Cloud Eight.

The competition between King and Riggs captured the zeitgeist back in 1973, when at 29, the No. 2 ranked King beat the 55-year-old retired former Wimbledon champion Riggs.

Battle of the Sexes” is one of three projects revolving around the infamous tennis match; the other two are HBO and Playtone’s “Proof,” which stars Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti, and Chernin Entertainment and Gary Sanchez’s »

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