Julia Roberts has signed on to play the role of Jacob Tremblay’s mother in the upcoming film Wonder, an adaptation of RJ Palacio’s novel of the same name.
Jacob Tremblay, who had a breakout performance as the young star of Room opposite Brie Larson, will star in the film as Auggie Pullman, a young boy who was born with a facial deformity. For the first time, Auggie is going to a mainstream school, starting the fifth grade at Beecher Prep.
Roberts will play the boy’s mother, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
The film will be directed by Stephen Chbosky, who previously directed The Perks of Being a Wallflower starring Emma Watson and Logan Lerman.
The novel was released in February 2012 via Knopf Books for Young Readers and two million copies have been sold since its publication.
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