The trailer for Florence Pugh’s upcoming Netflix film The Wonder has arrived.
By Matthew Creith | Published
As the behind-the-scenes drama of Don’t Worry Darling between director Olivia Wilde and star Florence Pugh has officially been put to bed after the film’s release last month, many fans of Pugh are looking forward to other projects that the English actor has up her sleeves. One of those films happens to be The Wonder, featuring Pugh in the psychological thriller as one of two people living in 19th century Ireland as they seek to transform each other’s lives in a story of love battling all evil. The trailer for The Wonder officially dropped this week, as the new Netflix film is set to debut on the subscription streaming platform this November.
According to a report by MovieWeb, The Wonder trailer was released via YouTube showcasing Florence Pugh’s work as an Irishwoman in 1862, garnering more than 1 million views since Netflix posted it to their official YouTube channel on October 4th. The Wonder will star Pugh as Lib Wright in a thriller that boasts Irish countryside setting, and the trailer depicts Pugh’s character as a nurse attempting to help a young girl who has chosen to stop eating despite being in relatively good health. The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival last September and is set to be released on Netflix November 16th, costarring mank actor Tom Burke, newcomer Kila Lord Cassidy, Wrath of Man’s Niamh Algar, Elaine Cassidy, and DC Extended Universe alum Ciaran Hinds.
Florence Pugh will most likely be elated to promote The Wonder after the semi-disastrous press tour for Don’t Worry Darling this summer, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and was finally released in theaters to mediocre reviews from critics last month. Rotten Tomatoes currently ranks Don’t Worry Darling with a 39% on its Tomatometer based on 291 critics’ reviews, although many praised Pugh’s performance in the film and the Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes is much better with a 75% based on over 1,000 verified ratings from users who have seen the film. Don’t Worry Darling is still in theaters and stars Florence Pugh as a 1950s-era housewife who seems to slowly becoming unhinged at the idea that her husband, played by Harry Styles, may be lying to her about their very existence and his work with the mysterious Victory Project.
Although Don’t Worry Darling has performed well at the box office, grossing more than $54 million against a budget of $35 million to date, Florence Pugh may be looking to the future to solidify her place in the filmmaking process. Her acting work on The Wonder reunites Pugh with her Lady Macbeth screenwriter Alice Birch, who helped to adapt The Wonder into a feature film based on the novel of the same name by Emma Donoghue. Florence Pugh starred in 2016’s Lady Macbeth prior to her breakout role in 2019’s sports biographical movie Fighting with My Familythe horror classic Midsommarand Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Womenthe latter of which earned Pugh a much deserved nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.