Over the past few years, we’ve seen a rather delightful trend of idiosyncratic adult filmmakers trying their hand at family films; witness Wes Anderson with Fantastic Mr. Fox, Spike Jonze with Where the Wild Things Are, or Martin Scorsese with Hugo. Now Todd Haynes will join their ranks, as Deadline reports the Carol director will tackle a film adaptation of Wonderstruck, a children’s novel from Hugo author Brian Selznick—and will reunite with star Julianne Moore for the project.
Haynes and Moore’s working partnership goes back two decades, to her leading role in his 1995 art house hit Safe. She also starred in his 2002 film Far From Heaven, and played a small role in 2007’s I’m Not There.
Wonderstruck, published in 2011, tells the parallel stories of two deaf children, one in 1927 and one in 1977, whose trips to New York City collide in unexpected ways. The film will be produced by Christine Vachon, Pam Koffler and John Sloss, Haynes’ longtime collaborators at Killer Films.