Julianne Moore signs on to adaptation of Brian Selznick’s ‘Wonderstruck’

Julianne Moore has signed on to the adaptation of Brian Selznick's "Wonderstruck."

Julianne Moore has signed on to the adaptation of Brian Selznick’s “Wonderstruck.”

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Brian Selznick’s bestselling book “Wonderstruck” is headed to movie screens, and Julianne Moore has signed on to the project, Deadline reports.

Selznick’s hefty illustrated children’s books have earned him an adoring fan following. “Wonderstruck,” published in 2011, followed 2007’s “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” which was adapted as the movie “Hugo.” Earlier this year, Selznick published his latest, “The Marvels.”

“Wonderstruck” tells the story of two children in two different time periods with absent parents whose stories intersect in New York. Adult characters include a glamorous 1920s actress and a kind grandmother, either of whom might be suitable for Moore (although the film star sounds like more fun).

The movie version of “Wonderstruck” will be directed by Todd Haynes. Haynes, whose most recent film is the Oscar-buzzy “Carol,” previously worked with Moore on “Far From Heaven” and “Safe.”


Moore won an Oscar in February for her role in “Still Alice.” This winter she’s on the big screen in “Freeheld” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2.”

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