New Delhi, Nov 20: Family drama "Wonder", based on R.J. Palacios 2012 eponymous bestseller, will make its way to the big screen in India on December 1 through PVR Pictures.
Starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay, "Wonder" tells the story of a 10-year-old boy (Tremblay), born with facial deformities who makes the transition from home schooling to a private school.The film is directed by American novelist, screenwriter and film director Stephen Chbosky.
Roberts said in a statement: "I read the book with my kids, I loved it, they loved it. I couldn't put the book down. It is such a powerful way of telling people how they should behave to others.
"It reminded me to find moments in every day to choose the nice approach with other people. I hurled myself to the mercy of the producers and asked them to please, let me be in this movie. I wanted to be the mom."
Tremblay said he, along with his parents, researched about facial differences online to learn about it, in preparation for the role.
"I found a group of kids in sick kids hospital who are affected by facial deformities. I sent them a video asking them about their experiences, tips, anything they wanted me to know. Later, I got letters from them with their experiences and tips and I put it all in a binder and would read it before my scenes," he said.