|Written by Christopher M|
Another actor is joining the cast of Tim Burton‘s adaptation of author Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. Deadline reports that Samuel L. Jackson is in negotiations with 20th Century Fox for the role of Barron.
Jackson is currently shooting Quentin Tarantino’s 8th feature film the snowy western The Hateful Eight.
The novel has been adapted by screenwriter Jane Goldman (Woman In Black, Kingsman, Kick-Ass, X-Men First Class) already having actors attached such as Asa Butterfield (Hugo, Ender’s Game) and Eva Green (Sin City 2, 300 Rise of An Empire, Casino Royale, Dark Shadows) as the titular female lead.
A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather — were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
Fox has set the release date for March 4th, 2016.
I can’t say I was a huge fan of Alice In Wonderland or Dark Shadows but I did really enjoy Big Eyes which I hope this film takes performance and visual cues from.