Tom Felton to star in Netflix’s A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting film
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Harry Potter alum Tom Felton, Indya Moore (Pose) and Oona Laurence (Southpaw, Bad Moms) have been cast along with newcomers Tamara Smart (Artemis Fowl, Are You Afraid of the Dark), Alessio Scalzotto (Rim of the World) and Ian Ho in Netflix‘s forthcoming film adaptation of A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting. The family film will be based on author Joe Ballarini’s children’s book series of the same name.
A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting follows the story of a first-time babysitter named Kelly Ferguson, who joins up with a secret society of babysitters to find the children she was responsible for after they were kidnapped by monsters. The film adaptation will be directed by Rachel Talalay (Doctor Who, Sherlock).
The first film will be based on the first installment of the three-part series, and will (hopefully) branch out into the books sequels, A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting #2: Beats & Geeks and A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster hunting #3: Mission to Monster Island.
Ballarini will write the screenplay, while Walden Media and Montecito Pictures Company will produce alongside Ivan Reitman and Amie Karp. Naia Cucukov, Tom Pollock, and Ilona Herzberg will executive produce.
Talalay’s extensive TV credits include American Gods, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Riverdale and Supergirl; and cult films like Tank Girl and Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare.