Carter Burwell is set to reteam with director Todd Haynes on the upcoming drama Wonderstruck. The film starring Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Oaks Fegley, Cory Michael Smith and Tom Noonan is based on a children’s book by Brian Selznick and traces the gradually weaving stories, set 50 years apart, of two deaf children who both wish their lives had been different: one dreams of a mysterious actress, and the other of the father he has never known. Christine Vachon (Far from Heaven, Boys Don’t Cry, One Hour Photo) is producing the project for Killer Films alongside Pam Koffler (Still Alice) and John Sloss (Boyhood, I’m Not There). Burwell has previously collaborated with Haynes on Velvet Goldmine, HBO’s Mildred Pierce and last year’s Carol, for which the composer received his first Academy Award nomination. Wonderstruck is currently in post-production and will be released in 2017 by Amazon Studios.
As previously reported, Burwell also has John Lee Hancock’s The Founder starring Michael Keaton coming up. The film is expected to release a limited awards-qualifying release at the end of the year, before expanding nationwide on January 20, 2017.