‘The Wonder’ trailer: Florence Pugh stars in new 1860s Irish drama

Netflix has released the trailer for its new period drama The Wonder.

Set in Ireland in 1862, the movie is based on the 2016 novel by Emma Donoghue, the writer of Room.

The Wonder tells the tale of a young Irish girl, Anna O’Donnell, whose Catholic family claim she has eaten nothing since her eleventh birthday… four months ago.

Leading the cast is Florence Pugh (Little Women), and she’s joined by Tom Burke (The Musketeers), Niamh Algar (Deceit), Toby Jones (Dad’s Army), and Ciarán Hinds (The Woman in Black).

The official synopsis reads: “13 years after the Great Famine. An English Nightingale Nurse Lib Wright (Pugh) is called to the Irish Midlands by a devout community to conduct a 15-day examination over one of their own.

“Anna O’Donnell (Kíla Lord Cassidy) is an 11-year-old girl who claims not to have eaten for four months, surviving miraculously on ‘manna from heaven.’ As Anna’s health rapidly deteriorates, Lib is determined to unearth the truth, challenging the faith of a community that would prefer to stay believing.”

Watch the trailer here:


The Wonder is getting a limited release in select UK cinemas today.

It’ll then be streaming on Netflix around the world from Wednesday 16th November.

The film has been getting great reviews so far, with The Guardian calling it a “captivating period thriller” and praising Florence Pugh as “miraculously good.”

They wrote: “She’s so totally in command here that it almost feels as if she’s directing the film from within, like everything around just falls perfectly in line with what she requires and realises.”

Metro claimed in their 4-star review: “This clever period thriller could win Florence Pugh an Oscar.”

Pugh’s new 1950s-set drama Don’t Worry Darling is still showing in cinemas.

Watch the trailer for that here:


The psychological thriller movie co-stars singer Harry Styles, whose other 1950s movie My Policeman landed in cinemas last week.

Emma Donoghue’s novel The Wonder is available on Amazon.