Julianne Moore has joined WONDERSTRUCK from writer-director Todd Haynes. The film is an adaptation of the children’s novel by Brian Selznick. Selznick previously wrote The Invention Of Hugo Cabret which was adapted into Hugo by John Logan and directed by Martin Scorsese.
The film follows the intertwined narratives of two deaf children, Ben and Rose. Ben lives with his family in Minnesota in 1977, and runs off to New York 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 New York to see her idol, film actress Lillian Mayhew.
Haynes and Moore previously worked together on last year’s Still Alice, for which Moore won the Best Actress Oscar. They also worked together on Far From Heaven garnering Moore an Oscar nomination. Haynes most recent film, Carol, is currently receiving awards season buzz for its leads Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.
Moore will next be seen in theaters in final Hunger Games installment, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and the indie flick, Freeheld, opposite Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, and Steve Carell. She also stars in Maggie’s Plan from director Rebecca Miller which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
Emily J | Staff Writer