First look at Florence Pugh on the set of Netflix's new thriller currently filming in Ireland 1 year ago

First look at Florence Pugh on the set of Netflix's new thriller currently filming in Ireland

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It comes from the same folks behind the Oscar-winning drama Room.

Florence Pugh is one of those actors that the world has taken next-to-no time to fall absolutely in love with.


Initially arriving on everyone's radar thanks to the thriller series The Little Drummer Girl, she has since developed an incredible CV including massively memorable performances in the likes of Fighting With My Family, Midsommar, Little Women (co-starring with our very own Saoirse Ronan), and Black Widow.

While her upcoming slate is universally exciting, the one that we're very curious about is The Wonder, which is currently filming in Ireland, with the first official image revealed today (see above).

Emma Donoghue (the author of Room) adapts her own novel, a psychological thriller set in the Irish Midlands in 1862; telling the story of a young girl who stops eating but remains miraculously alive and well.

English nurse Lib Wright (Pugh) is brought to a tiny village to observe eleven-year old Anna O'Donnell. Tourists and pilgrims mass to witness the girl who is said to have survived without food for months. inspired by the famous historical phenomenon of the "fasting girls".


The movie will co-star Tom Burke (Mank), Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avengers), Ciaran Hinds (Justice League), David Wilmot (Intermission) and Niamh Algar, who we recently spoke to about Channel 4 thriller Deceit and new horror movie Censor, and it is being directed by Sebastián Lelio (Disobedience).

The production is the first from Netflix's new UK & Ireland Features Slate, with Fiona Lamptey, the Director of UK Features at Netflix, saying the following about the movie:

"The Wonder has everything we're looking for at Netflix for our UK & Ireland Film slate - a rich, authentic story that comes from these shores along with creative excellence across source material, script, director and actors. I'm incredibly excited to work with such outstanding talent on a unique female lead story.

"Creating opportunities for UK & Irish talent like Florence in ambitious, distinctive stories of scale - embedded in our landscape - is a key commitment for the film slate we are building here."


The Wonder is expected to arrive on Netflix in 2022.

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