Oakes Fegley is joining the cast of Wonderstruck!
Oakes Fegley, soon to be seen in Disney’s Pete’s Dragon remake, has landed the co-lead role in Todd Haynes’ upcoming drama Wonderstruck. The Amazon Studios pic is based on Brian Selznick’s novel and follows the dual narratives of two deaf children: Rose, who in 1927 escapes the New Jersey house she’s locked in to see her movie idol Lillian Mayhew in New York, and Ben, deaf in one ear and living with his family in 1977 Minnesota, who runs to New York in the wake of his mother’s death and finding a mysterious note. Fegley will be playing Ben, opposite Millicent Simmonds as Rose. Cory Michael Smith has also been cast as Rose’s older brother.