Trivia for Wonderstruck
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- Todd Haynes announced his plans to adapt the novel after the success of Carol (2015).
- The film reunites director Todd Haynes with Julianne Moore. This is their fourth collaboration after Safe (1995), Far from Heaven (2002), and I'm Not There. (2007). Moore's performance in "Far From Heaven" earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
- This is the second collaboration between director Todd Haynes and Michelle Williams. The previous was I'm Not There. (2007), also starring Julianne Moore.
- Newcomer Millicent Simmonds sent a recording of her audition to director Todd Haynes who in turn sent it on the Julianne Moore who instantly approved of the 14-year-old. Millicent, who is deaf in real life, had to communicate on-set primarily through American Sign Language interpreters.
- Such was the impact of Millicent Simmonds' performance in the film when it premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, she was personally congratulated by her idol Will Smith after the screening where her debut was hailed as a "breakthrough".
- This is the second collaboration between Todd Haynes and Cory Michael Smith. The first is Carol (2015).
- One of two films released in 2017 in which Julianne Moore plays 2 characters. The other film is Suburbicon (2017).