Todd Haynes’ Next Will Be Half-Silent Film

Coming off the success of “Carol,” filmmaker Todd Haynes is not resting on his laurels and is charging forward with an ambitious new project – “Wonderstruck”.

As we already know, the film is based on Brian Selznick’s novel about two different kids in different time periods – a young boy in 1977 who flees his family in Minneapolis and heads to New York, and a young deaf girl in 1927 who escapes her New Jersey home to head into the city.

The film will be split between the two time periods, and Deadline reports that all the 1927 scenes will be shot in the style of a silent film. Deaf actress Millicent Simmonds has been cast as the girl, and a number of other deaf actors will be employed for that part of the film.

Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams lead the cast in the film which is being produced by Amazon Studios and is aiming for a 2017 release.