First Look At’ Wonderstruck’

By Creative Media Times

Roadside Attractions
Amazon Studios

Todd Haynes is not exactly known for making films for all ages, having recently directed provocative R-rated films ‘Carol’, and ‘I’m Not There’. But it’s always great to see inspired artists work outside of their comfort zone.

‘Wonderstruck’ is Haynes’ new movie that is set to debut a week from now at the Cannes Film Festival, which is celebrating it’s 70th anniversary edition, competing for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section.

The movie is set in two time periods, 1927 and 1977. The trailer started in the modern day, in full color, with Ben (Oakes Fegley of ‘Pete’s Dragon’) playing around the American Museum of Natural History, followed by scenes of Rose (Millicent Simmonds) from the past and in black and white.

Scheduled for limited release on October 20, and to be distributed by Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions, the film also stars Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams,

Here’s the official synopsis from the studio’s youtube page:

Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.