Adapted from the best-selling book by R.J. Palacio, Wonder tells the story of a young boy, who after being born with a facial deformity must overcome numerous challenges in his life. Julia will play Jacob's mother.
The Vancouver native knows a thing or two about working with Oscar-calibre actresses. Earlier this year, Jacob hit the awards season circuit in support of his multi-nominated co-star Brie Larson and their critically acclaimed film Room. Brie went on to win the Oscar for her harrowing performance in the Canadian made movie, which ultimately lost out to Spotlight for Best Picture. The red carpet was still being rolled up when Jacob jetted off to shoot his next project The Book of Henry, alongside yet another Oscar-nominated actress, Naomi Watts.
Oscar hasn't come calling for Jacob, yet, but the nine-year-old did scoop up two big awards this year. While accepting the Critics' Choice Award for Best Younger Actor/Actress, the tiny star melted hearts with his speech. "I first want to say thank you to all the critics who voted for me. It must be a super hard vote because of all the other great actors in this category," he told the star-studded audience, adding, "I just want to thank my parents. I love them very much." He later won gold on home soil, taking home his first Canadian Screen Award in March.