Monday, March 23, 2015

Peculiar Children casting news

Back in November, Screenterrier reported on the casting of Asa Butterfield as lead role Jacob, and Ella Purnell as Peculiar Child Emma Bloom, joining Eva Green in Tim Burton's Peregrine's Home For Peculiars, based upon the best-selling novel 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' by Ransom Riggs.

The unforgettable, thrilling and haunting tale centers on 16-year-old Jacob (played by Asa Butterfield), who follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers. And they may still be alive.

Filming has now commenced and we can meet the young actors making up the rest of the cast of Peculiar Children, who all possess incredible powers.

Eight year old Pixie Davies plays little Bronwyn Buntley, the amazing strong girl of Swansea. Pixie (represented by The Sylvia Young Agency), already has an impressive screen CV, appearing in The Secret of Crickley Hall, The White Queen, Nativity 2, Esio Trot and most recently Channel 4's Humans.

11 year old Georgia Pemberton from London (represented by BWH) plays Fiona Frauenfeld. This is Georgia's screen debut, after West End musical roles in Matilda, Les Miserables and Gypsy.

Scottish actor Finlay MacMillan (represented by BWH) plays "Dead Raiser" Enoch O'Connor. Finlay has previously had roles in Waterloo Road and River City.

12 year old Milo Parker (represented by BWH) who played Conner in sci-fi action adventure Our Robot Overlords, and will soon be seen opposite Ian McKellen in Mr Holmes, will play Hugh Apiston.

Lauren McCrostie (represented by United Agents) from London, who can be seen in Carol Morley's The Falling, plays Olive.

Seven year old Raffiella Chapman (represented by Curtis Brown), from East Sussex, who played Lucy Hawking in The Theory of Everything, is Claire Densmore.

12 year old Cameron King from Oxford, who appeared in CBBC's Hank Zipzer plays Millard, and Hayden Keeler-Stone from Essex, is set to play Horace Somusson, the 'follower of fashion'.

15 year old Louis Davison (son of Doctor Who actor Peter Davison) has been cast as Victor. Louis made his professional theatrical acting debut aged 14, playing Prince Edward in the 2014 Trafalgar Studios stage production of Richard III.

Based upon the best-selling novel 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' by Ransom Riggs, the screenplay has been written by Jane Goldman.

The film also stars Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens, Rupert Everett, with appearances by Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will film in Florida before moving to locations in the United Kingdom and in Belgium, and is set for a theatrical release of March 4th 2016.

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