Scribe in talks to pen adaptation.

Variety is reporting that ‘Frankenweenie’ and ‘Dark Shadows’ screenwriter John August is in final negations with Lionsgate to adapt R.J. Palacio’s bestselling debut novel ‘Wonder.’

Published earlier this year, the pre-teen tale follows August “Auggie” Pullman, a 10-year-old whose facial deformity has prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. Starting fifth grade at Beecher Prep, he struggles to convince his new classmates that, despite appearances, he’s just like them.

David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films are producing.