Newswire: Julianne Moore will star in Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck

Julianne Moore snagged an Oscar nomination for her role as an emotionally smothered housewife in Todd Haynes’ exquisitely sad diorama of mid-20th century domestic life, Far From Heaven. And now Deadline reports that Moore is set to re-team with the director for Wonderstruck, an adaptation of Brian Selznick’s 2011 book. This will be her fourth time working with Haynes; she also starred in his 1994 film Safe, and appeared in 2007’s I’m Not There.

Of course, calling Wonderstruck just a book is like saying Quadrophenia is just an album. Selznick’s story alternates between the lives Ben and Rose, a pair of deaf children separated by 50 years and thousands of miles. It also weaves together prose copy with full-page illustrations that are as beautifully executed as they are crucial to the narrative. Moore’s role has not been confirmed, but Wonderstruck readers might be inclined to …

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