White Bird Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

White Bird

October 4, 2024
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White Bird Movie Details:

Movie NameWhite Bird
Also known asA Wonder Story
Based onWhite Bird: A Wonder Story by R. J. Palacio
Country United States
Language English
GenrePeriod, Drama
Release DateJanuary 4, 2024 (Italy)
October 4, 2024 (United States)
Running Time2hr
Age ratingTBA
CastAriella Glaser
Orlando Schwerdt
Bryce Gheisar
Gillian Anderson
Helen Mirren
Directed by Marc Forster
Screenplay byMark Bomback
Produced byTodd Lieberman
David Hoberman
R. J. Palacio
Cinematography by Matthias Koenigswieser
Edited by Matt Chessé
Music byThomas Newman
Production CompanyParticipant
Mandeville Films
2Dux² Productions
Distributor Lionsgate
Box Office Collection$496,636

White Bird Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Ariella Glaser as Sara, a young Jewish girl living in Nazi-occupied France
  • Helen Mirren as Grandmère, a renowned artist
  • Orlando Schwerdt as Julien, Sara’s polio-lamed German classmate
  • Bryce Gheisar as Julian
  • Gillian Anderson as Vivienne, Julien’s mother
  • Jo Stone-Fewings as Jean-Paul, Julien’s father
  • Patsy Ferran as Mille. Petitjean, Sara and Julien’s teacher
  • Stuart McQuarrie as Pastor Luc, the headmaster of Sara and Julien’s school
  • Olivia Ross as Rose, Sara’s mother
  • Ishai Golan as Max, Sara’s father
  • Jem Matthews as Vincent, Sara’s crush
  • Jordan Cramond as Jerome


The film follows Julian (Bryce Gheisar), who has struggled to belong ever since he was expelled from his former school for his treatment of Auggie Pullman. To transform his life, Julian’s grandmother (Helen Mirren) finally reveals to Julian her own story of courage — during her youth in Nazi-occupied France, a boy shelters her from mortal danger. They find first love in a stunning, magical world of their own creation, while the boy’s mother (Gillian Anderson) risks everything to keep her safe. —Lionsgate

About White Bird Movie:

  • The film is based on the 2019 graphic novel White Bird: A Wonder Story by R. J. Palacio.
  • It is a spin-off, prequel, and “companion piece” to Wonder (2017).
  • In October 2019, Lionsgate acquired the rights to R.J. Palacio’s White Bird: A Wonder Story by purchasing a book that was turned into a film adaptation.
  • Principal photography for the film began in February 2021 in the Czech Republic.
  • White Bird premiered at the 43rd San Francisco Jewish Film Festival on July 30, 2023. It was initially scheduled to be released on September 16, 2022, but was later delayed to October 4, 2022.