Fegley Scores “Wonderstruck” Lead Role

“Pete’s Dragon” star Oakes Fegley has score the co-lead role in Todd Haynes’ new film “Wonderstruck” for Amazon Studios.

Based on Brian Selznick’s novel, the story follows the dual narratives of two deaf children: Rose (Millicent Simmonds), who in 1927 escapes the New Jersey house she’s locked in to see her movie idol in New York, and Ben (Fegley), deaf in one ear and living with his family in 1977 Minnesota who runs to New York in the wake of his mother’s death.

Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Cory Michael Smith and Jaden Michael also star in the film with more cast members to be announced shortly.

Source: Deadline