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Children's Book 'Wonder' Becomes a Film

NPR, Feb 14, 2018

RJ Palacio, graphic designer by day and a writer by night, discusses the film Wonder starring Owen Wilson and Julia Roberts. This film is based on her bestselling novel of the same name, which tells the story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences caused by Treacher Collins syndrome who enters fifth grade and confronts the challenges of attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Wonder is out on Blu-ray and DVD on February 13th. This segment is guest hosted by Kai Wright.

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Jacob Tremblay Reveals How He Would Prepare for a 'Really Serious Scene' Filming 'Wonder'

By John Boone‍
ET, January 30, 2018

Wonder may have received an Oscar nomination for its makeup and hairstyling, but the movie never would have worked without Jacob Tremblay's performance as Auggie, a young boy with facial differences. In this exclusive featurette, Tremblay, who was nine during filming, reveals the sweet way he prepared for the part by spending time with real kids with facial differences and putting together a special binder.

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7 Reasons You Absolutely NEED to Take Your Kiddo to See Wonder

By Murphy Moroney
PopSugar, Jan 9, 2018

Wonder puts important themes — some that few adults can even wrap their heads around — completely into terms children can actually understand. 

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See Jacob Tremblay's prosthetic transformation into his 'Wonder' character

By Maureen Lee Lenker
Entertainment Weekly, Jan 9, 2018

The hair and makeup team behind Jacob Tremblay’s transformation in Wonder landed a BAFTA nomination Tuesday, and the 11-year-old star is congratulating the artists, praising them on Instagram for their “vision, talent & patience.”

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Find Out How Wonder Made Director Stephen Chbosky a Better Person

By Gerrad Hall
Entertainment Weekly, Jan 08, 2018

For his second movie, Stephen Chbosky — who made his debut in 2012 directing the big-screen adaptation of his own novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower — turned to another novel: R.J. Palacio’s Wonder. And he wasn’t expecting it, but Chbosky says his experience affected him on a personal level.

“What surprised me in making Wonder — and I did not expect this — was becoming a better person by making it,” he tells EW.

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'Wonder' Makeup Designer Tackles a Tricky Job and Makes a Boy's Mother Cry

By Ramin Zahe
Los Angeles Times, Jan 8, 2018

Dutch-born special-effects makeup designer Arjen Tuiten has worked with such famed creature designers as Stan Winston and Rick Baker, and delivered eye-popping visuals for “Pan’s Labyrinth” (2006), “Alice in Wonderland” (2010), and “Maleficent” (2014). But the family film “Wonder” brings his work into the realm of reality. For it, Tuiten was tasked with creating special makeup for the young lead character Auggie Pullman (portrayed by Jacob Tremblay) who has Treacher Collins syndrome — a rare genetic condition that affects the development of facial bones.

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2017's Most Popular Songs, Books, Movies and More

CBS News, Dec 31, 2017

"Sunday Morning" reviews the most popular of pop culture of the past year

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Wonder How to Tell All 5 of This Year’s ‘Wonder’ Films Apart?

By Thom Geier 
The Wrap,  Dec 18, 2017

Palacio's YA hit about Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), a boy who is ostracized at his middle school because of his physical appearance: a disfigured face owing to the rare Treacher Collins syndrome.

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Interview With WONDER Director Stephen Chbosky & Author R.J. Palacio

By Samantha Zeibak
Backstage OL, November 16, 2017

BackstageOL’s Dave Morales travels to London to sit down with Wonder director Stephen Chbosky and author R.J. Palacio to talk about the inspiration for the film and it’s message to “Choose Kind.”

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How ‘Wonder’ Became a Box-Office Hit

By Ben Fritz
The Wall Street Journal, December 6, 2017

Wonder,’ about a 10-year-old with cranio-facial differences, is on track to be the year’s third-highest grossing original live-action movie

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Jacob Tremblay Shares His No. 1 Tip For Kids Who Have Been Bullied

By Alessia Santoro
Popsugar December 3, 2017

Eleven-year-old Jacob Tremblay is a literal onscreen wonder in the film version of R.J. Palacio's New York Times bestseller, Wonder, but as it turns out, he's pretty spectacular off screen as well. In a recent interview with Jacob, the young actor told POPSUGAR how he got into his role as Auggie Pullman, a boy with facial differences who starts going to mainstream school in fifth grade after being homeschooled, why he's so excited to spread the film's message to "Choose Kind," and his best tip for dealing with bullies.

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Common Sense Media 2017 Holiday Movie Guide for Kids

By Frannie Ucciferri 
Common Sense Media, October 22, 2017 

The wait is finally over for some of the most exciting and anticipated movies of the year: We're talking Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, and more! Maybe your kids already have their lightsabers ready for Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi. Or maybe they're dying to see the movie version of their favorite book, Wonder. 

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Why ‘Wonder,’ the Movie, Can’t Best the Book It’s Based On

By Maria Russo
The New York Times, November 24, 2017

Like most people who love the best-selling book “Wonder,” I’ve been thrilled by the success of the movie version.

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The Power of Wonder

Good Housekeeping, Dec 2017

How do you treat people who are different from you? That’s the question at the heart of the book Wonder, now a film starring Julia Roberts as the mother of a boy with a face that shocks everyone who sees him.

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5 Reasons Why The Julia Roberts & Owen Wilson Starrer ‘Wonder’ Is A Must Watch!

By Shreemi Verma
Miss Malini, November 29, 2017

Wonder is one of this year’s best reviewed movies. Starring superstars Julia RobertsOwen Wilson and the breakout star of 2015’s Oscar winning movie Room – Jacob TremblayWonder is based on a novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio. Here are 5 reasons you should definitely check it out –

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Film Review: Wonder (2017)

By Claire Robson

Film Blerg, Nov 29, 2017

Most importantly it boasts a lovely message about choosing kindness and looking past appearances. Overall it is a feel-good film with an obvious lesson and... Take your kids for a lesson in empathy, and maybe some tissues as well.

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‘Wonder’ movie gives girls with rare condition hope

By Jeneé Osterheldt, November 27, 2017

Makayla Hainline has been waiting for a movie like “Wonder.”

It’s the tale of Auggie Pullman, a 10-year-old boy who loves “Star Wars,” Halloween and science. He also has Treacher Collins syndrome, a rare genetic condition affecting the way the face develops.

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Through 'Wonder' The Power to Imagine

By Maria Russo
The New York Times, November 27, 2017

There is more to the tale than meets the eye in the film version of R.J. Palacio’s novel. 

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The mighty ‘Justice League’ stumbles as an overachieving ‘Wonder’ soars

By Ryan Painter
FOX Kansas, Nov 19, 2017

Based on R. J. Palacio’s novel, “Wonder” tells the story of a young boy with a facial deformity who attends public school for the first time. Most predictions had the film finishing the weekend in the area of $15 million.

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'Wonder' is real life for these two families

By Jacqueline Howard
CNN, Nov 19, 2017

Although Auggie's face and everyday experiences are imaginary, the lives of the some 600,000 individuals who have been diagnosed with a craniofacial condition in the United States are very much real -- and 7-year-old Shane Vysocky and 13-year-old Emily Merrill are among them. 

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Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson make this a 'Wonder' to behold

By Colin Covert
Start Tribune Nov 18, 2017

Powerful portrayals of deep characters elevate this illness drama far beyond its genre's clichés. 

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Review: 'Wonder' is a reminder that goodness triumphs

By Andrea Mandell
USA TODAY Nov 17, 2017

Faith — at least faith in the power of goodness triumphing in the face of casual cruelty — is Wonder’s fiber. And for 113 minutes, it sure feels good to believe.

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‘Justice League’ a Disappointing No. 1 as ‘Wonder’ Surprises

By Brooks Barnes
The New York Times, Nov 19, 2017

“Earnest emotions can be easily mocked, but they penetrate deep,” Erik Feig, co-president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said in an email. “I think people feel besieged and uncertain about the world — wondering what is really in the hearts of their neighbors — and this movie shows that there is much goodness in most of us.”

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Different in An Indifferent Worls

Time, Nov 17

Partway through Wonder, fifth-grader Auggie Pullman finds himself seated across from a new friend in the school cafeteria. “Have you ever thought about getting plastic surgery”, the friend asks.

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The World of Wonder

By Kevin P. Sullivan
Entertainment Weekly, November 17, 2017

How Julia Roberts and director Stephen Chbosky turned an award-winning young-adult book into a gentle gem about the power of kindness and family. Take that, Hollywood. 

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A sense of ‘Wonder’: What it took to bring the best-selling book to the big screen

By Ed Symkus 
The Boston Globe, Nov 10, 2017

The big breaks for filmmaker Stephen Chbosky and novelist R.J. Palacio came at roughly the same time. The year 2012 saw publication of Palacio’s first book, “Wonder,” and release of the film “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” which Chbosky directed and wrote, based on his own novel.

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Lionsgate Second-Quarter Earnings Beat Estimates

By Etan Vlessing
The Hollywood Reporter, Nov 9, 2017

Wonder, Stephen Chbosky's adaptation of the R.J. Palacio novel, is led by Julia Roberts and Room breakout Jacob Tremblay.

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The Author of "Wonder" (Soon to Be a Movie!) Answers Questions From a 5th Grade Class

By Lindsey Benoit
Good HouseKeeping, Nov 17, 2017

R.J. Palacio, the best-selling author of Wonder, breaks down the inspiration behind it — and how she really feels about collaborating with Hollywood.

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WATCH: 'Wonder' - Official Trailer – #ChooseKind – starring Julia Roberts & Owen Wilson

November 7, 2017

Based on the New York Times bestseller, "Wonder" tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

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Julia Roberts Strives For “Nicer Approach” With ‘Wonder’ Reminders

 By Greg Srisavasdi
Hollywood Outbreak , Nov 7, 2017

“I just thought it had an incredible scope of characters and their points of view and their compassion,” said Roberts. “I loved it.

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Julia Roberts Opens Up About Raising Teenagers

November 1, 2017

After sitting out the movie business for more than a year, Roberts—also a face of Lancôme—now has a new film, Wonder (based on the best-selling YA novel by R.J. Palacio), in which she plays Isabel, the mother of a little boy (Room’s Jacob Tremblay) with a severe facial deformity

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Awards Shows, Specials and Day of Grey’s Lead ABC’s November Sweeps Schedule!

By Sheldon Wiebe
Eclipse Magazine, Oct 31, 2017

The incredible journey of a family with a boy born with a rare facial condition, a real-life version of the main character in R.J. Palacio’s best-selling novel Wonder.

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18 Movies Worth the Haul to the Multiplex in November 2017

True Viral News, Oct 25, 2017

The end of the year always means tons of great big-screen releases. However, this November, cinephiles can expect to feel just about overwhelmed, as there are nearly twenty new selections worthy of their time and attention.

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The Clean Cut: New 'Wonder' trailer hits the internet

By Cristy Meiners
Deseret News, Oct 19, 2017

A new trailer for the film version of R.J. Palacio's 2012 best-seller "Wonder" hit the internet Thursday. The film, which comes out nationwide Nov. 17, stars Jacob Tremblay as August "Auggie" Pullman, a 10-year-old New Yorker who has a rare facial deformity. 

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The latest "Wonder" trailer is so cute and sappy, you're going to cry buckets of ugly tears

By Meaghan Kirby
Hello Giggles, Oct 19, 2017

You’re going to need to run out and grab a box of tissues because the final trailer for Wonder has arrived, and it is *definitely* going to make you cry.

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New ‘Wonder’ Trailer Is Here To Make You Cry

By Chris Evangelista
Slash Film, Oct 19, 2017

Every now and then, you might need to go see a good tear-jerker. Wonder is here to help you out with that. Adapted from R.J. Palacio‘s novel, the film follows a young boy with facial differences who attends public school for the first time after years of homeschooling. 

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New Trailer for 'Wonder' Promises There Will Be No Dry Eyes

By Travis Hopson
Punch Drunk Critics, Oct 19, 2017

Who couldn't use a feel-good, well-meaning movie right about now? Wonder can't get here soon enough, and the adaptation of R.J. Palacio's heartwarming novel has just dropped a new trailer that promises there will be no dry eyes in the room.

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Two New Posters Arrive For The Upcoming ‘Wonder’

By Paul Heath
Hollywood News, Oct 11, 2017

Lionsgate UK has released two new posters for the upcoming Wonder, which stars the likes of Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay. The film is set for UK screens later in the year. The new posters, which you can see below, were created as part of a partnership with Cities of Kindness in the US.

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25 Best Books Being Made Into Movies in 2017

Medium, Oct 6

Tulip Fever, Live By Night, Before I Fall, Fifty Shades Darker, Thank You for Your Service, Wonder, The Circle…..

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Movie Alert: 'Wonder'

By Matia Burnett
Publishers Weekly, Oct 05, 2017

R.J. Palacio never envisioned that her “little book about a little boy with enormous challenges” would one day become a feature-length film. 

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Book-to-Movie Adaptations – Top Picks for the Year 2017

By Aditi Kaushiva
Kubashi, October 1, 2017

What I love about storytelling is how there are so many ways to express one story. I love it in all its forms – oral, written, visual. Recently, I was watching (yet again) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and my thoughts turned to the many book-to-movie adaptations we’ve had this year...

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First Look! Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay Will Melt Your Heart in Wonder

By Jodi Guglielmi
People Movies, August 10, 2016

Jacob Tremblay is back, and he’s as aww-inducing as ever.

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