The two young leads of Columbia Pictures’ Goosebumps have been found! Deadline and TheWrap respectively report that Dylan Minnette (Prisoners) and Odeya Rush (The Odd Life of Timothy Green) are now set to star opposite Jack Black in the upcoming feature film based on the R.L. Stine book series.
To be directed by Rob Letterman, Goosebumps will star Black as a fictionalized version of Stine, who winds up being the suburban neighbor of Minnette’s Zach Cooper. When Slappy, a ventriloquist dummy, sets loose all the terrifying ideas in Stine’s head, it’s up to Zach and Stine’s niece, Hannah (Rush) to save the day.
The “Goosebumps” series have sold more than 300 million copies worldwide, second only to the “Harry Potter” series in total sales.
Neal Moritz is producing the film through his Original Film banner with Deborah Forte of Scholastic Entertainment.
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