World War Z filmmaker Marc Forster has boarded Lionsgate’s function adaptation of White Bird: A Wonder Story, a inventive graphic novel drawn from the universe of the 2017 Lionsgate-Mandeville Films hit pic Wonder which grossed $306M WW. Forster returns to the studio the place he directed the Oscar-winning Monster’s Ball 19 years in the past.
In White Bird: A Wonder Story from creator R.J. Palacio, Julian Albans, the 11-year-old bully who left Beecher Prep, remains to be ready for that perception when he’s visited by his Grandmère from Paris and is remodeled by her outstanding story of compassion and braveness. Grandmère’s fairy-tale life earlier than the warfare abruptly modifications because the Nazis occupy France, and the outcast classmate who she as soon as shunned turns into her savior and finest buddy.
Scribe Mark Bomback is adapting White Bird, his earlier credit embody The Art of Racing within the Rain, War for the Planet of the Apes. Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman who produced Wonder, are returning for this new film together with Palacio. Renée Wolfe might be approaching board as an government EP with Alex Young.
Said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group President Nathan Kahane, “Wonder linked with audiences who responded to its message of kindness and empathy, of trying previous the floor to the particular person beneath. Now greater than ever, we want tales that champion compassion for others, and R.J. Palacio’s graphic novel White Bird builds on these themes. To direct the difference, Marc Forster brings not solely mastery of his craft however a young coronary heart and mild imaginative and prescient for a narrative of individuals discovering connections between one another even in probably the most making an attempt conditions.”
Forster is a Golden Globe nominee for his work on the movie Finding Neverland, which was nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award. His function directing credit additionally embody Christopher Robin, the Daniel Craig 007 movie Quantum of Solace, The Kite Runner, and Stranger than Fiction, amongst many different movies.
White Bird is revealed by Alfred A. Knopf. Palacio’s books have bought greater than 15M copies with editions revealed in 53 languages.
James Myers and Aaron Edmonds are overseeing the mission on behalf of the studio. Bonnie Stylides negotiated the deal on behalf of Lionsgate.