The trailer for The Wonder reveals a closer look at Florence Pugh’s latest role. The upcoming psychological thriller from Netflix is based on the novel of the same name by Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue, who also wrote Room. The story is based on the famous Victorian era “fasting girls,” which centers on an 11-year-old girl named Anna (Kila Lord Cassidy), who stops eating for months with no ill effects to her health. Pugh will play a nurse named Lib Wright in the film, who goes to Anna’s small village in the Irish Midlands to observe the girl, who is either the result of a miracle or something darker.
Pugh’s first Netflix production will be directed by Sebastián Lelio, and stars Tom Burke, Ciarán Hinds, Toby Jones, and Niamh Algar along with many other English and Irish actors. After her successful runs in period dramas like The Falling and Little Women, The Wonder marks a return to form for Pugh with its 1860s setting. Pugh shared set photos from The Wonder last August, revealing her character’s look as well as the gloomy rural setting. Now, a trailer released by Netflix offers more details about the upcoming film.
In the trailer posted by Netflix today, the eerie tone of the thriller is palpable. Despite being set nearly a century before Don’t Worry Darling, Pugh’s role seems to share some similarities to her character, in that she is the one voice crying out that something is amiss among a sea of strangely secretive residents in the town. The Wonder trailer starts off slow, before showing flashes of quick images which tease some potentially supernatural occurrences and multiple fires, as well as Pugh’s own unraveling the longer she stays in the village. See the video above.
Other Upcoming Florence Pugh Projects
After Pugh’s acclaimed roles in Little Women, The Falling, King Lear, and Lady Macbeth, she’s certain to knock this role out of the park. In addition to her credits as a master of period dramas, Pugh has proven her mettle at playing characters that eventually succumb to their unsettling and possibly sinister surroundings with her parts in films like Midsommar and Don’t Worry Darling. In terms of upcoming projects outside The Wonder, viewers who enjoyed her take on Yelena Belova in Black Widow and Hawkeye will be glad to know that Pugh is set to lead 2024 Marvel film Thunderbolts. For those hoping to see more of Pugh in period films, she is set to star in the highly anticipated Christopher Nolan film Oppenheimer as well as the Netflix series based on John Steinbeck’s novel, East of Eden. She will also play a role in the sci-fi film Dune Part 2 opposite Timotheè Chalamet. For Pugh fans hoping to see the acclaimed star in a more modern setting, she will star in Zach Braff’s A Good Person and murder mystery thriller The Maid.
Despite her hugely successful role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and promising future in that franchise, Pugh clearly has no intentions of slowing down her career, taking on roles that are markedly different from her MCU character. Due to her wide variety of projects, she has ensured that she will avoid being typecast as Yelena, which is a common occurrence for actors starring in well-known franchises for an extended period of time. Her packed schedule is also a treat for Pugh’s fans, who will be able to see her in The Wonder starting November 2nd in theaters and then on Netflix November 16th.