Watch the new trailer for 'one of the most promising family films hitting theaters this year'
Posted May 29
Lionsgate recently released the trailer for "Wonder," a new movie that follows the heartwarming story of a boy with facial deformities.
The 10-year-old boy has had 27 facial surgeries by the time he starts fifth grade, the time in which the movie takes place, and he faces criticism from friends and peers as he starts school.
By the end of the movie, the community learns the importance of seeing through appearances, recognizing the humanity in everyone, and showing others compassion.
ScreenRant, an entertainment news site, is calling the movie "one of the most promising family films hitting theaters this year."
According to ScreenRant, the movie was scheduled to be released in April of this year, but was pushed back to Nov. 17 after receiving high early ratings from critics.
The movie stars Jacob Tremblay, breakout star of "Room," as the young boy named August “Auggie” Pullman. Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson play his parents.
The movie is directed by Stephen Chbosky of the 2012 movie "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" and written by Steve Conrad. It is based on a book by R.J. Palacio of the same name.
Watch the trailer for the new movie here.
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