Lionsgate has acquired the rights to author R.J. Palacio’s bestseller, Wonder, and is setting up screenwriter John August (Frankenweenie) to pen the adaptation. The pre-teen story, which has been on the New York Times’ bestseller list since it debuted in February, centers on a 10-year-old boy with a facial deformity who attempts to fit in at school. Told from multiple points of view, Wonder explores the themes of bullying, empathy, kindness and, ultimately, acceptance. August has yet to close the deal on adapting Wonder, which will be produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films. Hit the jump for more.