LOS ANGELES, Nov 14 — New film Wonder starring Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts tackles themes of bullying and inner beauty.
The film is an adaptation of the popular book by RJ Palacio about a boy (Auggie Pullman) with Treacher Collins syndrome which has caused him to have facial deformities.
He has also had more than 20 surgeries and has been home schooled but is going to day school for the first time. In the movie, ‘Auggie’ is played by Jacob Tremblay and the audience watches the character navigate his way through bullying and making new friends.
Daveed Diggs who plays one of ‘Auggie’s’ teachers told Reuters on Saturday (November 4) that now is a good time for a film like Wonder.
“You know in the US we have a bully as a president. We are inundated with bullying and it is, there are ways where it’s seen as so appropriate culturally right in the business world or in the in Hollywood. But I think this film presents an interesting alternative and also sort of tries to show the ramifications of choosing kind instead,” he said.
The film also stars Owen Wilson and is due out in US cinemas on November 17 and December 1. — Reuters