Wonderstruck, a novel from Brian Selznick, is being adapted into a film and has cast Michelle Willams.
The film will tell a story split in two different time periods — 1927 and 1977 — that follows the interconnected lives of deaf children, Ben and Rose.
Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother’s room and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out alone on desperate quests to find what they are missing.
Williams will play Ben’s mother in the film which is set to be produced by Amazon Studios.