Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck” to Headline New York Film Festival as Centerpiece


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Director Todd Haynes’ next film, , has been tapped to headline the 55th this fall as the Centerpiece Screening. The movie first premiered at Cannes earlier this year and will receive an October 20 theatrical release from Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions.

Wonderstruck, based on the 2011 novel by Brian Selznick (who also wrote the screenplay), follows two children, fifty years apart, and their search for a mysterious connection. The film stars Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Oakes Fegley, and Millicent Simmonds.

NYFF is a prime festival for films to enter awards conversation. Haynes’ last film, Carol, screened at NYFF in 2015 and was subsequently nominated for six Oscars in 2016.

This is also not the first NYFF outing for one of Selznick’s stories. His book The Invention of Hugo Cabret was the basis of Martin Scorsese’s 2011 film Hugo, which screened at NYFF the same year.

Earlier, the Society of Lincoln Center announced Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying starring Steve Carrell, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne would open the festival.

NYFF runs from September 28 – October 15.

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