Devoted fans of the YA book “Wonder” are in for a treat because Lionsgate Movies has finally dropped the first trailer for the movie adaptation.
Written by Raquel Jaramillo under the pen name R.J. Palacio, “Wonder” captures the life of fifth-grader Auggie Pullman, who has a facial deformity for which he has undergone multiple surgeries. In the movie, Jacob Tremblay, who made waves in Hollywood after starring in the Oscar-nominated film “Room,” portrays Auggie. His co-stars include Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts, Mandy Patinkin and “Hamilton” star Daveed Diggs.
The trailer, which has been trending on YouTube, highlights Auggie’s struggles as he begins fifth grade and as he gets bullied and finds it difficult to make friends. In the end, he ends up teaching his peers an important lesson. The focus of the movie seems to be summed up in one line in the trailer: “You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.”