EXCLUSIVE: Julianne Moore will reteam with writer-director Todd Haynes in his adaptation of Wonderstruck, the children’s novel by Brian Selznick, author of The Invention Of Hugo Cabret. Moore, who won the Oscar in February for Still Alice, got an Oscar nomination when she worked with Haynes on Far From Heaven. Haynes has two other actresses squarely in the Oscar buzz, as he is promoting Carol with Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett.
Wonderstruck follows the intertwined narratives of two deaf children, Ben and Rose. Ben lives with his family in Minnesota in 1977, and runs off to New York following his mother’s death when a mysterious note shows up. Rose, who is locked in a house in 1927 New Jersey, also escapes to New York to see her idol, film actress Lillian Mayhew. The film is being produced by Christine Vachon, Pam Koffler and John Sloss.
Moore is about to open large in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, and stars with Ellen Page in the Peter Sollett-directed Freeheld. She also stars in the Rebecca Miller-directed Maggie’s Plan, which premiered in Toronto and was subsequently acquired by Sony Pictures Classics.
Moore is repped by CAA and Management 360.