17-year-old Thomas Sangster (Nanny McPhee, Love Actually) has been cast to play comic book hero Tintin in the trilogy of performance capture films to be directed by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, according to the Daily Mail.
Sangster, from South London, has already been to Los Angeles to work on pre-production test sequences with both directors.
He’ll be joining Andy Serkis, who has been cast as Tintin’s sidekick Captain Haddock.
Filming on the first story involving Tintin begins in the fall, with Spielberg directing. Peter Jackson will direct the second movie.
At the end of this month, Sangster begins working with Oscar-winning director Jane Campion on her film Bright Star, a love story with Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish portraying John Keats and his lover Fanny Brawne.