CS Video: Tim Burton and His Miss Peregrine Cast


Class is in session with Tim Burton, Eva Green, Asa Butterfield and Ella Purnell!

Whether or not you’re already a fan of Ransom Riggs‘ best selling trilogy, you’re likely to find some magic in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the latest feature film from director Tim Burton. Eva Green, who previously worked with Tim Burton on Dark Shadows, plays the title role as the headmistress of a school for “peculiars”: those born with extraordinary abilities. Whether the children are invisible, lighter than air, or even filled with bees, the class at Miss Peregrine’s are kept protected from the rest of the world through a special “loop” in time. It is when the loop becomes broken, however, than one young boy, Jake (Asa Butterfield), must find a way to protect the Peculiar children and, in doing so, perhaps discover his own peculiarity.

RELATED: Watch the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Trailer

ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to sit down with Tim Burton and stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield and Ella Purnell to get an early look at the fantastic world of Miss Peregrine’s. In the player below, you can check out our video interviews wherein Tim Burton talks about some of the thematic ties between Miss Peregrine’s and his previous films and working closely with Ransom Riggs to bring the author’s peculiar world to life.

A 20th Century Fox film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children also stars Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson. Featuring a screenplay by Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service), the film is being produced by Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping under the Chernin Entertainment banner. Look for it to hit theaters September 30.

Source: Coming Soon

Ella Purnell Joins Churchill Cast And Shoot Begins

First look at Brian Cox as the wartime leader as Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, James Purefoy and Ella Purnell join cast.

Salon Pictures has announced that principal photography has begun in Scotland on its new feature film, Churchill.

Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy) plays the Second World War leader in the 48-hours preceding D-Day in May 1944, when Churchill had to prepare a final attempt to crush Hitler’s encroaching army.

The cast is rounded out with Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter, Testament of Youth) as wife Clemmie Churchill, with John Slattery (Mad Men) as General Eisenhower, James Purefoy (Rome) as King George VI, and rising-star Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Tarzan) joining the cast as Churchill’s secretary.

Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man), the film is written by British historian and author Alex von Tunzelmann in her feature debut.

Churchill was developed with the assistance of the BFI. Producers are Nick Taussig and Paul Van Carter of Salon Pictures with Piers Tempest and Jo Bamford’s Tempo Productions, alongside Claudia Bluemhuber of Silver Reel.

Embankment Films’ Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar are handling international sales. Silver Reel finance with Lipsync and Creative Scotland.

Further casting includes Julian Wadham (War Horse), Danny Webb (Valkyrie), George Anton (Marcella) Steve Cree (Brave) and Richard Durden (Wolf Hall).

Source: ScreenDaily