Sharing a snapshot of her time in Ireland, the actress proved she was really leaning into the local lifestyle. In a post to Instagram, Florence cheersed the camera with a pint of Guinness and writing: "Happy Friday lads... DELICIOUS GUINNESS".
In the image, her dyed brunette hair is visible—a noticeable change from her usual blonde locks. We're definitely into it.
Given the enticing first look and general love of everything and anything Florence Pugh does, we got to wondering what the new Netflix film is all about.
Here, everything you need to know about The Wonder, including its plot, cast list and the intriguing true story that inspired it.
What is the plot of The Wonder?
The Wonder is a psychological thriller centred around English nurse Lib who travels to a small town to observe an 11-year-old girl, Anna O'Donnell, who has stopped eating but somehow remains alive and healthy.
Tourists and pilgrims descend on the town to glimpse the girl who has survived for months without sustenance—but a mysterious unknown lurks, is this the work of God, or is something more ominous happening?
The film is based on the 19th century phenomenon of the 'fasting girls' and is adapted from the novel by Emma Donoghue
Who is in the cast of The Wonder?
Florence Pugh plays main character and English nurse Lib, while Kíla Lord Cassidy plays the young girl, Anna. The young up-and-comer has had roles in The Doorman and ITV mini series, Viewpoint.
Is The Wonder based on a true story?
In the book written by Emma Donoghue, she makes a note that the narrative was inspired by a real life phenomenon between the 16th and 20th century called the 'Fasting Girls'. Sporadically, stories emerged of several adolescent girls who had the ability to go for long periods of time without eating or consuming any kind of nourishment, with some claiming to have special religious or magical powers not yet known to humans.
The mysterious stories have circled for years with a variety of recounts. Later, an historian Joan Jacobs Brumberg claimed the phenomenon was a very early example of the eating disorder we now know as anorexia nervosa.
One particular real life case appears to resemble that of The Wonder's narrative—a Welsh girl named Sarah Jacob. It was said she went without food for two years. When people discovered her story, a team of nurses were assigned to observe what was happening. The girl died of starvation a week later. A year later, her parents were convicted of manslaughter and sent to prison.
When will The Wonder be released?
At this stage, the Netflix adaptation looks set for a 2022 release date, with filming underway and post-production to come.