Owen Wilson has joined the adaption of Raquel J. Palacio’s Wonder alongside Julia Roberts.
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 is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?
Wilson is set to play Auggie’s father should he sign on the dotted line alongside Roberts, who is set to play Auggie’s mother.
Stephen Chbosky is directing the film which is set for a April 7, 2017 release.