Helen Mirren Joins Lionsgate’s ‘Wonder’ Spinoff ‘White Bird’

Helen Mirren Joins Lionsgate’s ‘Wonder’ Spinoff ‘White Bird’
Helen Mirren has signed on to star in Lionsgate’s “White Bird: A Wonder Story,” a spinoff of the hit 2017 film that starred Jacob Tremblay as a boy with a rare facial deformity.

White Bird” also stars Gillian Anderson and will be directed by “Christopher Robin” filmmaker Marc Forster.

The spinoff sees Bryce Gheisar return as Julian Albans, the antagonist of “Wonder” who bullied Auggie Pullman (Tremblay) for his deformity and was suspended and later pulled from school by his mother, played by Anderson. Mirren will play Julian’s Jewish grandmother Sara, whom the boy is sent to live with in Paris. During his stay, Julian learns about his grandmother’s past hiding as a child in Nazi-occupied France with the help of a classmate and his family. The new film also stars Ariella Glaser and Orlando Schwerdt as Sara and her friend in WWII flashback scenes.

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