“Wonderstruck” Casts Deaf Actress Millicent Simmonds As Female Lead

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has cast 13 year-old for a lead role in WONDERSTRUCK. The project is based on the novel by .

The novel follows the intertwined narratives of two deaf children, ben and Rose. Ben lives with his family in Minnesota in 1977, and runs off to following his mother’s death when a mysterious note shows up. Rose, who is locked in a house in 1927 New Jersey, also escapes to to see her idol, film actress Lillian Mayhew.

Simmonds is one of a number of deaf performers who will be featured in the film. She joins previously cast Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, and .

Haynes is directing the adapted script from Selznick while , , and produce. and are executive producing.

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