Asa Butterfield Up For Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

He's being eyed for Tim Burton's latest


With his Dark Shadows star Eva Green already in negotiations, Tim Burton is assembling the rest of the ensemble for his latest chunk of dark fantasy, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. He currently has his eye on Ender’s Game star Asa Butterfield

Based on Ransom Riggs’ novel, which Chernin Entertainment bought for 20th Century Fox back in 2011, the story follows 16 year-old Jacob (Butterfield, if he takes the job), who has grown up hearing tales of the titular orphanage’s odd residents from his grandfather. They included a girl who always floated slightly above the ground, another who could safely hold fire in her hands and twins who had a psychic connection.

When his granddad suddenly dies, leaving behind a message for his grandson, Jacob makes the trip to the ancestral home on a strange island off the coast of Wales. There he also finds the remains of Miss Peregrine’s place and discovers that some of those who lived there might not have left. Not only does the orphanage still exist, sort of, but its strange inhabitants are under threat from dark forces.

According to The Wrap, Butterfield doesn’t have an official offer yet, but Burton is keen to have the actor involved. Burton is scheduled to deliver the film in 2015 and will likely kick off shooting early next year. His next film, Big Eyes, is set for release here on December 26.

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