(NEWS 8) - The upcoming film 'Wonder' takes us back to when we were young and frightened as the new kid on the block, but also reminds us that our circumstances may not always be as bad as we make them seem.
The movie tells the story of a boy born with a facial deformity who enters the traditional school system for the first time as a 5th grader. The boy, Auggie (Jacob Tremblay), is met with mistreatment and misunderstanding by his fellow classmates, and his tears on campus continue at home where his parents (Owen Wilson and Julia Roberts) try their hardest to convince him that he's not any less special.
News 8 entertainment reporter Kelli Gillespie spoke with Wilson and Roberts about the film and they offered examples of how Auggie's story touched their heart.
Roberts loved the original book so much that she brought it home and read it out loud with her children, ages 8 and 10, every night before bed. Roberts said her kids loved it so much that they never opted for any other nighttime activity until the story was read cover to cover.
The film opens on Friday, November 17. Watch the trailer below:
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for San Diego County inland valleys, mountains, and deserts. The warning is valid for Monday morning through Thursday evening
A man accused of stealing a car led police on a slow speed chase on Sunday that ended with the suspect in custody.
San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing and so is the superhero-themed fashion! Celebrities like Sarah Paulson, Sonequa Martin-Green and Camila Mendes, among many other stylish ladies, rocked a bevy of leather, nylon and pleather to attend the annual comic book convention.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who died Saturday morning on a sidewalk in Old Town.
A suspected drunk driver was shot by sheriff's deputies after leading them on a pursuit across North County freeways Friday night, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.
Fire crews responded to a fully involved building fire in the 7000 block of Amherst Drive in Rolando.
The woman fatally shot at an Oceanside apartment Friday afternoon was identified as a Navy corpsman, and a suspect is in custody.
Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like "Aquaman," ''Shazam!" and even "Wonder Woman 1984," which is only three and a half weeks into production.