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The wonder of pugh Movie star Florence Pugh snapped on set in Wicklow filming Netflix film The Wonder

Psychological thriller is based on the novel in which little girl survives without food for months


Florence Pugh on set for The Wonder in Wicklow

Florence Pugh on set for The Wonder in Wicklow

Florence Pugh on set for The Wonder in Wicklow

Movie star Florence Pugh is captured here on set while shooting her new movie in Ireland.

The Black Widow actress is currently on location in Co Wicklow, where she is filming The Wonder.

Florence (25) plays Lib Wright in the film version of Emma Donoghue’s 2016 novel of the same name.

The psychological thriller is based on the legendary ‘fasting girls’ and is set in a small midlands village in 1862, seven years after the end of the Great Famine.

The Oxford born actress plays Lib, an English nurse brought to Ireland to observe a curious 11-year-old named Anna O’Donnell - who has managed to survive without any food for several months.

Curious pilgrims and tourists have flocked to witness the ‘fasting girl’, with the film’s main question being whether the village is harbouring a saint, or something much more worrying.

Also in the movie is Tom Burke, Niamh Algar, Elaine Cassidy, and Kíla Lord Cassidy join Pugh in the adaptation alongside Toby Jones, Ciarán Hinds, Dermot Crowley, Brían F. O'Byrne, and David Wilmot.

Florence would also be well known to film fans here for starring alongside Saoirse Ronan in ‘Little Women’.


Pugh previously starred in Little Women

Pugh previously starred in Little Women

Pugh previously starred in Little Women

The Wonder was co-written by Donoghue, who also wrote the novel that inspired the 2010 film Room.

Acclaimed Chilean director Sebastián Lelio is behind the camera for The Wonder, with Donoghue, Len Blavatnik, Danny Cohen, Tessa Ross, Juliette Howell, Ed Guiney, and Andrew Lowe producing.

“Bringing the powerful novel The Wonder by Emma Donoghue to the screen not only offers me the chance to portray the collision between reason and faith, individual and community, obedience and rebellion but also to explore my own interpretation of what a period film can be,” remarked Lelio.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled that the magnetic and courageous Florence Pugh will play our fierce female lead.”

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The Wonder will set to be released on Netflix in 2022.

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