“White Bird” is the latest from from director Marc Forster (Finding Neverland and Christopher Robin), and screenwriter Mark Bomback.
It is based on R.J. Palacio’s book, White Bird: A Wonder Story, and like Wonder before it, is an uplifting movie about how one act of kindness can live on forever.
In White Bird, we follow Julian (Bryce Gheisar), who has struggled to belong ever since he was expelled from his former school for his treatment of Auggie Pullman. To transform his life, Julian’s grandmother (Helen Mirren) finally reveals to Julian her own story of courage — during her youth in Nazi-occupied France, a boy shelters her from mortal danger. They find first love in a stunning, magical world of their own creation, while the boy’s mother (Gillian Anderson) risks everything to keep her safe.
“White Bird” stars Ariella Glaser, Orlando Schwerdt, Bryce Gheisar, with Gillian Anderson, and Helen Mirren.
The film is set for release on August 25, 2023 by Lionsgate.