Longtime collaborators Julianne Moore and Todd Haynes (“Safe,” “Far From Heaven”) will join forces for a third time with the “Carol” director’s upcoming “Wonderstruck,” to be produced by Christine Vachon’s Killer Films.
Based on the children’s book by Brian Selzick, whose “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” was adapted into Martin Scorsese’s elegiac tribute to the origins of the cinema, “Hugo” (2011), “Wonderstruck” follows the intertwining stories of two deaf children, living in 1927 and 1977 New York, respectively.
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While filmmaker Haynes readies for the Oscar circuit with the exquisite, 1950s-set “Carol”—a kissing cousin to “Far From Heaven”—Moore, who won an Oscar for “Still Alice” last year, looks to sweep away the critical and commercial failure of “Freeheld” with the conclusion of “The Hunger Games” franchise later this month. Given that their two prior films together are among the finest of the past two decades, count us excited for “Wonderstruck.”