Wakefield is a 2016 American drama film directed and written by Robin Swicord, based on the short story of same name by E. L. Doctorow. (Doctorow's story, in turn, was inspired by the 1835 story of the same title by Nathaniel Hawthorne.) The film stars Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner. Principal photography began on November 30, 2015, in Pasadena, California.
The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2016. It was released in a limited release on May 19, 2017.