Ahead of the debut of her latest film Money Monster at Cannes, Julia Roberts has signed on to star in Wonder, an adaptation of R.J. Palacio’s novel.
Jacob Tremblay, who had a breakout performance as the young star of Room opposite Brie Larson, will star in the film as Auggie Pullman, a young boy who was born with a facial deformity. For the first time, Auggie is going to a mainstream school, starting the fifth grade at Beecher Prep.
Roberts will play the boy’s mother.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter