Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, 300: Rise of an Empire and Penny Dreadful actress Eva Green has entered into negotiations to star in Tim Burton‘s next project, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
The movie is based on the book of the same name from author Ransom Riggs, which follows a 16-year-old boy who, after a family tragedy, finds himself trying to help protect a group of orphans with special abilities from creatures known as “hollows.” Green would play the title character, Miss Peregrine, who watches over the orphans.
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Green has worked with Burton in the past, starring in his 2012 adaptation Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp.
A graphic novel adaptation of the original book from Cassandra Jean was released in November of 2013, and a sequel novel titled Hollow City was published in January of this year from Riggs.
Burton’s movie version of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, assuming all goes to plan, currently has a July 31, 2015 release date reserved.