Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to join the film adaptation of author Ransom Riggs' novel "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children” says Deadline.
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.
Jackson is poised to play Barron who is the disguise of a key player in the film that goes by the name
of Dr. Golan.
Ella Purnell ("Maleficent") also stars.
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 soon, The film is slated to open
March 4th 2016.