By Ariana Bacle
Updated June 08, 2016 at 02:43 PM EDT
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Wonder, starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay, will be arriving in theaters April 7, 2017, Lionsgate announced Tuesday.

The family drama is based on R.J. Palacio’s 2012 book of the same name, which follows a 10-year-old boy (Tremblay) born with facial deformities as he makes the transition from homeschooling to a private school. Steve Conrad and Jack Thorne penned the script for the adaptation, while Stephen Chbosky — best known for directing and writing The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a 2012 coming-of-age drama based on his own novel — is directing.

The 9-year-old Tremblay recently received critical acclaim for playing Jack, the son of Brie Larson’s Ma, in the Oscar-winning Room. Roberts, who most recently starred in Jodie Foster’s Money Monster, will play his mom in Wonder.

Lionsgate also set a release date for the action-drama Granite Mountain, based on the real-life Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighters who battled one of the deadliest wildfires in history to save an Arizona town. That film, starring Josh Brolin and Miles Teller, will arrive on Sept. 22, 2017. Another film, How to be a Latin Lover, with Kristen Bell, Rob Lowe, Raquel Welch, and Eugenio Derbez, was set for April 28 of that same year.


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