Asa Butterfield 'to be offered role in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children'

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Asa Butterfield

Asa Butterfield

Asa Butterfield is to be offered the chance to appear in Tim Burton's 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children', according to a report.

Asa Butterfield is being lined up to appear in Tim Burton's 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children'.

While the 'Ender's Game' actor has still to be offered the role, it's been reported that it's only a matter of time before it happens.

Should he accept the proposed role, Asa will appear on screen alongside former 'Bond' girl Eva Green, who is set to play the title character in 20th Century Fox's adaptation of the Ransom Riggs novel, according to The Wrap.

The plot centres on Miss Peregrine and a group of supernaturally-powered children who she tries to protect from danger.

London-born Butterfield is set to assume the role of 16-year-old Jacob Portman, who finds himself inhabiting the weird world after his grandfather is murdered by a monster.

'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' is set to hit cinema screens on March 4, 2016.

The book on which the film is based was published in 2011, while the follow up, 'Hollow City', hit stores in January.

And if the upcoming release proves to be a commercial success, a film adaptation of 'Hollow City' would be a distinct possibility.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • 2 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 126 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Tim Burton
  • Written by: Jane Goldman (screenplay), Ransom Riggs (novel)
  • Cast: Asa Butterfield, Eva Green, Ella Purnell, Chris O'Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench, Samuel L. Jackson
  • UK release: 29 September 2016

Teenager Jake (Butterfield), traumatised by the death of his grandfather (Stamp), goes to visit the titular home, where his grandfather grew up, run by eccentric Miss Peregrine (Green). Green is fun and memorable, so it's a pity that boring Jake is the main character and that the film is a whole is so disappointing and…

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1. Sharon Lynas4 Oct 2016, 9:16am Report

Do these so called experts actually watch these films with another child or another adult? This was a good movie a bit scary in parts for little children, but my daughter and I enjoyed it, hope there will be a second, Jake isn't boring, he was supposed to be a quiet lad, if not lonely in his life, what would you do if faced with such extraordinary circumstances? It's a kids movie after all, just sit back and enjoy it, stop criticising young actors.....

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