First Glance: “White Bird”

“White Bird” is an upcoming inspirational war drama from director Marc Forster (“Finding Neverland”, “World War Z”, “A Man Called Otto”). It’s written by Mark Bomback and is an adaptation of R. J. Palacio’s 2019 graphic novel of the same name. The film is being called a spin-off and a companion piece to the 2017 coming-of-age drama “Wonder”. The first trailer has been released by Lionsgate and reveals a warm-hearted period film packed with a powerful message.

The trailer shows Bryce Gheisar reprising his role as Julian Albans, the school bully from “Wonder” who was expelled from his former school. Julian is payed a visit by his grandmother from Paris (played by Helen Mirren) who shares the story of her childhood in Nazi-occupied France. Through it Julian learns a valuable life lesson. He learns that a little kindness and empathy can go a long way. The film also stars Gillian Anderson, Ariella Glaser, and Orlando Schwerdt.

“White Bird” lands in theaters August 18th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

8 thoughts on “First Glance: “White Bird”

  1. NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO…. This looks like shit and it relates to the bully of Wonder (which I’ve never seen). FUCK THAT! I don’t want to watch this sentimental bullshit.

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