Samuel L. Jackson Joins Tim Burton's MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN
It looks like Samuel L. Jackson will be working with director Tim Burton on his upcoming film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The actor is currently in talks with Fox to join the project, and if officially cast, he will star alongside Eva Green and Asa Butterfield. Burton has managed to bring together a very talented cast for this project, who will all give great performances.
The script for the film was written by Jane Goldman, and it is an adaptation of the Ransom Rigg novel that follows a teenager who finds himself on an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures out to destroy them.
Butterfield plays 16-year-old Jacob Portman, "who seeks the truth about his grandfather's past after he's murdered by a 'hollow,' a vicious creature that Jacob had thought to be imaginary. He quickly meets a young girl named Emma who can control fire, and via a time loop, she introduces him to Miss Peregrine and a group of peculiar children with special abilities, including super strength and invisibility."
Green is playing Miss Peregrine, who serves as the guardian of the group, but it's Jacob that holds the key to their survival. Jackson will play a key character in the story named Barron. He's a new character for the film, and there's no word on whether he's good or bad.
Chernin Entertainment is producing the fantasy-action film, and it's set to be released on March 4th, 2016. Jackson is currently shooting Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. It will be cool to see him and Burton work together on a project.