by: Sammy Mink
Ella Purnell is in talks to join Eva Green in MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN. The adventure fantasy film, an adaptation of the novel written by Ransom Riggs, is set on an isolated island off of Wales, where 16-year-old Jacob discovers an abandoned orphanage that was a home for children with strange powers. Green will play Miss Peregrine, while Asa Butterfield is in talks to star as Jacob. Tim Burton is attached to direct.
Purnell got her start playing a young version of Keira Knightley’s Ruth in Never Let Me Go and has since gone on to roles in the horror/thriller Intruders, action/comedy Kick-Ass 2, and Disney’s family adventure flick Maleficent. Her upcoming roles include playing a young Jane in David Yates’ Tarzan.