The Wonder series will continue to spread its message of compassion with the release of White Bird: A Wonder Story in the fall of 2022. This new film is part of the Wonder franchise.
White Bird is an adaptation of a novel by R.J. Palacio, just like its predecessor.
The film Wonder was hugely successful when it was first released in 2017. The movie scored 85 percent “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes and grossed more than $300 million from ticket sales worldwide.
The narrative of young Augie was about being accepting of others and being good to others, and this is going to be a theme that is continued in the spiritual sequel. Everything we know about White Bird: A Wonder Story is presented here.
What is the Release Date of White Bird: a Wonder Story?
White Bird: A Wonder Story will be available in the United States and the United Kingdom on October 14th. White Bird is a film that can serve as an alternate option for families with younger viewers or anyone who isn't a fan of horror films during the week when Halloween Ends is scheduled to be released, which is an interesting coincidence.
What is the Storyline for White Bird: a Wonder Story?
Wonder was adapted from the comic novel Wonder. The cinematic version of R.J. Palacio's graphic novel White Bird is being hailed as the next chapter in the “choose kind” movement that Wonder helped birth. The following is the official plot summary provided by Lionsgate studio for the film:
“We follow Julian throughout White Bird: A Wonder Story. Since he was kicked out of his previous school for how he treated Auggie Pullman, Julian has had difficulty feeling like he belongs anywhere.
To make a positive change in Julian's life, his grandmother eventually tells him her own story of bravery, which takes place during her childhood in France which was controlled by the Nazis. She involves a little boy saving her life.
They experience their first love in a breathtaking and enchanted world of their own making, all while the boy's mother puts everything on the line to protect her daughter.” Mark Bomback, who wrote Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Art of Racing in the Rain, and the television series Defending Jacob, is now writing the script for the next film.
In White Bird: A Wonder Story, Who Are the Actors?
Bryce Gheisar, who played Julian in the 2017 film Wonder, reprises his role as the character in this sequel. Helen Mirren, who won an Oscar for her role as his grandmother, joins him in the current-day tale.
With Ariella Glaser as Sara, the younger version of Helen Mirren's character, and Orlando Schwerdt as Julien, the drama occurs mainly during World War II. According to IMDb, this is Glaser's lone other credit in the 2019 film Radioactive.
As a novice, Schwerdt had only appeared in a handful of films previous to White Bird, including The True History of the Kelly Gang. Gillian Anderson, who plays Julien's mother, Vivienne, is the most experienced of the young performers in the movie.
Fan favorites include “The X-Files,” “The Crown,” and “The First Lady,” Anderson has been well praised by reviewers and audiences alike for her portrayals of influential political people.
Director of White Bird: A Wonder Story?
The adapted story for “White Bird: A Wonder Story” was written by Mark Bomback, and Marc Forster is directing the film (“War for the Planet of the Apes,” “The Art of Racing in the Rain”).
Forster, in particular, has a history of helming award-baiting dramas, some of which went on to win Academy Awards (such as “Monsters Ball” and “Finding Neverland”). In contrast, others struggled to gain traction with voters in the Academy (such as “The Kite Runner”) or failed miserably right out of the gate (“Machine Gun Preacher”).
Therefore, having him call the shots on a World War II drama like “White Bird,” which is intended to be overly sentimental and uplifting, is either encouraging or a reason to approach the film with caution, depending on how you look at it.
Alongside Forster in the director's chair for “White Bird” are the producers of “Wonder,” David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, as well as the prolific composer Thomas Newman (“1917”), along with Forster's “Christopher Robin” cinematographer Matthias Koenigswieser and production designer Jennifer Williams.
Again, everything about “White Bird” implies that it is attempting to be a classy family-oriented drama like “Wonder.” Still, only time will tell if it genuinely follows in its predecessor's footsteps.