Todd Haynes Is ‘Wonderstruck’

By Kay, Jeremy; Wiseman, Andreas | Screen International, May 18, 2015 | Go to article overview

Todd Haynes Is ‘Wonderstruck’


Kay, Jeremy, Wiseman, Andreas, Screen International


Screen understands that the director's longtime collaborator Christine Vachon will produce Wonderstruck for Killer Films and the filmmakers are mulling over cast options.

Selznick, whose book The Invention Of Hugo Cabret inspired Martin Scorsese's 2011 multiple Oscar winner Hugo, has adapted the story of two narratives set 50 years apart.

The book centres on two intertwining stories: one set in 1977 and told entirely in words as a boy pines for the father he never knew, while the other takes place half a century earlier and is told entirely in pictures about a girl who dreams of a mysterious actress.

One Los Angeles insider on the Croisette told Screen the script was "brilliant".

At time of writing it was still early days and remained unclear when the project might come together. Haynes is set to direct an untitled Peggy Lee biopic starring Reese Witherspoon set up at Fox 2000. …

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