Variety reports that Ella Purnell ("Maleficent") is poised to join the film adaptation of author Ransom Riggs' novel "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children”.
The story follows 16-year-old Jacob Portman ("Hugo" and "Ender's Game" star Asa Butterfield) who goes on a quest
to seek the truth about his grandfather's past, after he is murdered by
an evil creature called a "hollow". He is soon introduced to Miss
Peregrine (Eva Green) and other children with extraordinary abilities.
Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class) is set to write the adapted script for director Tim Burton. Green previously worked with Burton in the 2012 movie Dark Shadows, which also starred Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter.
Peter Chernin is producing the film.
Production is scheduled to begin in