Florence Pugh will take on the role of a nurse in the historical drama The Wonder, which hits Netflix on November 16.
The role will be the actress’s first following ongoing controversy surrounding her previous project, Don’t Worry Darling.
In the first few snapshots, Florence, 26, can be seen in traditional period dress as she makes her way dangerously across the Irish moors.
In character: Florence Pugh will take on the role of a nurse in the historical drama The Wonder, which hits Netflix on November 16.
The film follows her character, English nurse Lib Wright, who travels to Ireland to care for a little girl who has miraculously survived without food for months.
Florence’s character can also be seen running alongside her co-star Tom Burke, who is carrying his patient as they run to safety.
The official synopsis reads: ‘The Irish Midlands, 1862: A girl stops eating but miraculously remains alive and well. English nurse Lib Wright is brought to a small town to observe eleven-year-old Anna O’Donnell’.
In the first images, Florence, 26, can be seen in traditional period dress as she makes her way dangerously across the Irish moors (pictured with co-stars Tom Burke and Kila Lord Cassidy)
Here to Help: The film follows her character, English nurse Lib Wright, who travels to Ireland to care for a little girl who has miraculously survived without food for months.
‘Tourists and pilgrims mass to witness the girl who is said to have survived without food for months. Is the town harboring a saint who ‘survive on manna from heaven’ or are there more sinister motives at play?’
The psychological thriller adapted from Emma Donoghue’s novel is inspired by the 19th century phenomenon of ‘girls fasting’.
Also starring Toby Jones, Kila Lord Cassidy and Niamh Algar, the film is directed by Oscar winner Sebastián Lelio.
Helping or hurting? In other snapshots, Florence’s character can be seen next to the patient as she appeared to be having an argument with a nun.
Psychological Thriller: In the film, the nurse uncovers a mystery in the small Irish town
Strapping: Strike actor Tom Burke plays the role of Will Byrne in the film
It comes amid the recent drama ‘Miss Flo’ during her latest film DWD, where her director Olivia Wilde referred to her as such during a leaked phone conversation with her then-co-star Shia LaBeouf.
A Page Six report in late July claimed that Florence was upset with Olivia because she was hooking up with leading man Harry Styles during production while still engaged to Jason Sudeikis, before they split in November.
“I can tell you for sure that Flo seeing Olivia and Harry on top of each other on set didn’t go over well, as Olivia was still with Jason when she first hooked up with Harry,” the source said.
Others have noted that Florence sparsely posted about the film on her social media accounts, which has also fueled rumors of on-set friction.
Behind the scenes: Florencia stops to have a discussion with the director of the film Sebastian Leilo
Stars: (L to R) Josie Walker as Sister Michael, Toby Jones as Dr. McBrearty, KÃla Lord Cassidy as Anna O’Donnell, Niamh Algar as Kitty O’Donnell, Florence Pugh as Lib Wright
Coming soon: THE WONDER will premiere on Netflix on November 16
The actress missed the film’s photocall during the Venice Film Festival earlier this month and kept her distance from the director on the red carpet.
An Italian journalist asked Florence at the event what she found “inspiring” about the film and seemed to take a jab at Olivia.
She replied: ‘I think it’s very, very inspiring to see a woman back off and say ‘no’, and question everything. It’s very exciting to see a woman do that on and off camera.”
Tensions: A Page Six report in late July claimed that Pugh was upset with her Don’t Worry Darling director Olivia Wilde because she was hooking up with leading man Harry Styles (pictured) during production, while she was still married to Jason Sudeikis, before they separated in November
When asked when he ‘says ‘no’ off camera, Pugh jokingly replied: ‘When do I say ‘no’? When someone says I can’t eat cake.
Rumors of tensions intensified after Olivia suggested Florence should have a “wake-up call” in a video leaked earlier this month.
The video was leaked after Shia refuted Olivia’s claim that he had been fired from the project, and Wilde can be heard in the footage encouraging LaBeouf to stay on the film, rather than leave, while also hinting at some tension. apparent with Florence. .
Olivia gave an interview to Variety where she said Shia LaBeouf’s process “wasn’t conducive to the spirit that I demand in my productions” after the role was finally recast with her now-boyfriend Harry.
Distance: Florence kept her distance from the director on the red carpet (LR Gemma Chan, Harry Styles, Sydney Chandler, Olivia Wilde, Chris Pine, Florence Pugh and Nick Kroll)
In response, Shia provided alleged evidence to refute Wilde’s claims, including an email he sent to the director and a video she allegedly sent him, showing that he walked away from the film rather than be fired.
Shia states that he “quit the film due to lack of rehearsal time” on August 17, 2020, and sent Variety two emails that he claims to have recently sent to Wilde.
Some studio sources have told the publication that Shia had been fired, while another said his departure was due to a “collective recognition that LaBeouf’s style of acting did not mesh well with Wilde’s approach as a director.”
THE WONDER will premiere on Netflix on November 16
Messy: Florence’s original co-star Shia has added to the drama surrounding the film after he denied being fired and shared a video of Olivia begging him to stay with the production