For his previous film, Big Eyes, Tim Burton worked with Quentin Tarantino collaborator Christoph Waltz. And seeing as how that film proved to be successful, it looks like Burton is ready to double-dip into Tarantino’s casting pool. Samuel L. Jackson, who has appeared in several Tarantino films including Pulp Fiction and the upcoming western The Hateful Eight, is in talks with Fox to appear in Burton’s next film.
The project is an adaptation of Ranson Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Already attached to the project are actors Eva Green and Asa Butterfield. The film, which will be penned by The Woman in Black writer Jane Goldman, is now in pre-production and the casting details are being finalized. While news is still scarce about Samuel L. Jackson’s role, it is rumored that he will play a character named Barron. In the story, Mr. Barron is a disguise used by a character named Dr. Golan.
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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children follows the story of Jacob (played by Asa Butterfield) who is searching for the titular institution. Jacob discovers that the home’s inhabitants have superpowers and he must protect the orphans from creatures out to destroy them. Eva Green will be playing Miss Peregrine.
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Samuel L. Jackson is currently in Colorado filming The Hateful Eight with Quentin Tarantino. Joining him in the revisionist western is an all-star cast that includes Channing Tatum, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern among others.
Aside from filming of The Hateful Eight, Sameul L. Jackson is also set to reprise his role as Nick Fury in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films, specifically, Avengers: Age of Ultron which will be hitting theaters in May. He’s also in the action film Kingsman: The Secret Service which will be shown on February 13, 2015.