Lionsgate's box office sensation Wonder starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson is heading to Broadway!
Tony-winning producer Jill Furman (Hamilton, In the Heights) has signed on to tackle the stage adaptation as lead producer, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Wonder is based on R.J. Palacio's children's book. The story follows Auggie Pullman, a boy born with facial differences who can’t blend in because he was born to stand out.
"I am beyond happy and grateful that Wonder is being adapted for theater by this incredible team,” said Palacio in a statement. “What I’ve always loved the most about musical theater is its timelessness, its ability to resonate around the world and across generations. That Wonder and its message of kindness is to become part of that canon for the ages is, quite literally, a dream come true.”
Lionsgate is also set to bring its hit TV series Nashville to Broadway, kicking off a series of live productions based on Lionsgate film and television properties. Wonder will join other beloved film-to-stage adaptations such as Beetlejuice, Tootsie, Frozen, Lion King, Aladdin, and so many MORE!
Production details, casting, and further details to be announced.