The official trailer for Wonder is here! Get your first look at the film adaptation of R.J. Palacio’s New York Times bestselling novel of the same name that inspired the #choosekind movement that asks us to act out of kindness—in the classroom and beyond—everyday.
In the trailer, we meet Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), a 10 year-old boy starting his first day of fifth grade at Beecher Prep School. Previously homeschooled, Auggie’s self-proclaimed cool dad, Nate (Owen Wilson), and mother, Isabel (Julia Roberts), are anxious to send their son to a public school. Auggie is not ordinary: He has had 27 surgeries that have given him a distinct face.
While Auggie would rather have his hypothetical superpower be invisibility, his real superpower ends up being his unique appearance. Through his journey, Auggie brings out by the kindness in others by challenging them on what it means to be ordinary.
Directed by Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), the film will no doubt capture what it really feels like to be an outsider. Fans of Tremblay’s breakout role in the film Room (based the novel by Emma Donoghue) can anticipate another heartfelt performance from this rising star. This movie will definitely be a great way to start talking to your kids about bullying, too.
If the trailer had you tearing up (we totally shed a tear), pick up a copy of R.J. Palacio’s Wonder to read with your kids and catch the film in theatres on Nov. 17.