Asa Butterfield is said to be targeting a leading role in Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Imaginary Children. TheWrap reports that the Hugo star is being eyed to join Eva Green in the 20th Century Fox production.
Based on the book by Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Imaginary Children combines text with black and white photos and was released in 2011. It is officially described as follows:
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, 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 Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived hereone of whom was his own grandfatherwere more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehowimpossible though it seemsthey may still be alive.
Butterfield, who would play Jacob, is also well known for roles in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and Ender’s Game.
Filming on Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is slated to begin production in February 2015.
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