Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Keanu Reeves Gets Terrorised In New Knock Knock Trailer
Eli Roth's home invasion horror gets a promo
Release Date For World War Z Sequel
Zombiegeddon continues in 2017
Reese Witherspoon Goes Magical For Tink
Disney has her playing a live-action Tinker Bell
Kat Dennings Joins The Croods 2
Leslie Mann also aboard the DreamWorks Animation sequel
Whiplash's Melissa Benoist Driven To Lowriders
She'll star in the car culture drama
Justin Lin Brings Bruce Lee To TV
Developing crime drama Warrior for Cinemax
John C. McGinley Faces Horror In The Belko Experiment
Melonie Diaz is also on for the James Gunn-produced film
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
18 May 2015
Anna Friel Programmed For I.T.
Joining Pierce Brosnan in John Moore's techno-thriller
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Last Knights (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Lost River (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Lucy (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Danny DeVito To Direct Charlotte Doyle
Drama w/Pierce Brosnan & Morgan Freeman

16 July 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

It’s been six years since Danny DeVito clambered into the big chair with ‘director’ stamped on the back – six long years since Death To Smoochy, the disastrously-received but actually pretty-damn-funny Ed Norton/Robin Williams comedy that tanked at the box office.

But now the little big man is back back back.

He’s signed on to direct a cracking cast – Morgan Freeman, Pierce Brosnan, Saoirse Ronan – in an adaptation of the best-selling book, The True Confessions Of Charlotte Doyle.

While it may sounds like a lurid Robin Askwith carpet-burning comedy, it’s actually an adventure for young adults (steady, Askwith) about a young girl who makes a daring transatlantic crossing from England to America in 1830, only to find herself torn between a mutinous crew and a tyrannical captain.

Ronan – so impressive, and Oscar-nominated, in Atonement – will play the title character. We’re not sure if Brosnan or Freeman will play the captain, but all will be revealed in time.

DeVito won’t be appearing in the film, which starts lensing in September. But he’ll hope that this movie is as successful as Matilda, his last foray into kids’ movies.

Our very own HandMade Films, Plaza Property International, DeVito’s Jersey Films, Brosnan’s Irish Dreamtime and Revelations Entertainment will all be having their logos shown before the movie begins.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Don Murphy To Produce Second Sight
Based on the Clive Owen BBC series
Brian Metcalf Helms Fading Of The Cries
Fantasy tale for FX wiz-turned-director

Your Comments

I Agree Empire
Death to Smoochy was excellent. Poorly recieved yes. Over peoples heads yes. They should have added a fart joke and then the masses may have got it. More

Posted by mudskins at 11:51 on 16 July 2008 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Barbarians And Battletrucks: The Weird World Of Mad Max Knock-Offs
20 diversions along the Fury Road

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)