'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' is an upcoming 2016 fantasy adventure film directed by Tim Burton and written by Jane Goldman, based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs.
Filming began in February 2015 in London and the Tampa Bay Area. It is the second Tim Burton film to be shot in the Tampa Bay area, the first being 'Edward Scissorhands', in 1989.
It is scheduled to be released domestically on September 30, 2016 by 20th Century Fox.
Premise: A 16-year-old boy named Jacob Portman accidentally works himself onto a mysterious island where he helps a group of peculiar, orphaned children at Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, protecting them and leading them away from horrible creatures who are out to destroy them.
Asa Butterfield had been offered the male lead role and was the favored choice as 'Jacob Portman'.
Butterfield is known for playing the main character Bruno in the Holocaust film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), the young Mordred in the hit BBC TV Series Merlin, Norman in the 2010 film Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, and for lead roles in both Martin Scorsese's 2011 fantasy Hugo as Hugo Cabret and in the 2013 film adaptation of the science fiction novel Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card as Ender Wiggin. He most recently portrayed Nathan Ellis in Morgan Matthews's X+Y and Jude Keffy-Horn in Ten Thousand Saints.
Eva Green as Miss Peregrine, the headmistress of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
Green achieved international recognition when she appeared in Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven (2005), and portrayed Vesper Lynd in the James Bond film Casino Royale (2006). In 2006, Green was awarded the BAFTA Rising Star Award.
She has also played Angelique Bouchard in Tim Burton's big-screen adaptation of Dark Shadows (2012). In 2014, she played Artemisia in the 300 sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire, and Ava Lord in Frank Miller's and Robert Rodriguez's Sin City sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Samuel L. Jackson was added to the cast to play Mr. Barron.
Jackson signed a nine-film commitment to reprise this role in future films, including major roles in Iron Man 2 (2010), Marvel's The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and minor roles in Thor (2011) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). He has also portrayed the character in the second and final episodes of the first season of the TV show Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
He has provided his voice to several animated films, television series and video games, including the roles of Lucius Best / Frozone in Pixar's film The Incredibles (2004).
Ella Purnell as Emma Bloom, a lighter than air teenager who can control air and must be weighted down or attached to a rope.
Purnell won the role of Young Ruth in Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go – a feature film based on the acclaimed book by Kazuo Ishiguro. This was a main role, in which Ella played the younger version of Keira Knightley's character.
She appeared in the feature film Kick-Ass 2 (2013), alongside actress Chloë Grace Moretz. She also appeared as a main character in the independent film, WildLike, and as a young Maleficent in Disney's 2014 film Maleficent.
Terence Stamp as Abraham Portman, Jacob's grandfather.
Stamp's other major roles include butterfly collector Freddie Clegg in The Collector, archvillain General Zod in Superman and Superman II, tough guy Wilson in The Limey, Supreme Chancellor Valorum in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, transsexual Bernadette Bassinger in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, ghost antagonist Ramsley in The Haunted Mansion, Stick in Elektra, Pekwarsky in Wanted, Siegfried in Get Smart, Terrence Bundley in Yes Man, the Prophet of Truth in Halo 3, and General Ludwig Beck in Valkyrie. He has appeared in Tim Burton film, Big Eyes (2014).
Allison Janney as Dr. Golan, a Wight who is a master of disguise.
Her film roles include Primary Colors (1998), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), American Beauty (1999), The Hours (2002), Finding Nemo (2003), Hairspray (2007), Juno (2007), The Help (2011), The Way Way Back (2013), Get On Up (2014), and Spy (2015).
Judi Dench as Miss Avocet.
Her film appearances were infrequent and included supporting roles in major films such as A Room with a View (1986) supporting Maggie Smith, before rising to international fame for her role as M in GoldenEye (1995), a role she continued to play in James Bond films until Spectre (2015). She received her first Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her role as Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown (1997) and the following year won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Shakespeare in Love. A seven-time Oscar nominee, she has also received nominations for her roles in Chocolat (2000), Iris (2001), Mrs Henderson Presents (2005), Notes on a Scandal (2006), and Philomena (2013).
Chris O'Dowd as Franklin Portman, Jacob's father.
O'Dowd is known for his films, most notably Bridesmaids (2011), This Is 40 (2012), The Sapphires (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Calvary (2014) and St. Vincent (2014). He made his Broadway debut in the play adaptation of Of Mice and Men in 2014, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award.
Milo Parker as Hugh Apiston, a teenager who has an affinity for bees that live in his stomach.
Parker is a British actor, known for his roles as Connor in Robot Overlords and Roger in Mr. Holmes.
Kim Dickens was casted for an unspecified role.
Dickens had lead roles in the movies Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997), Zero Effect, and Mercury Rising (both 1998). Dickens has had several other supporting film roles, including in Hollow Man (2000), House of Sand and Fog (2003), The Blind Side (2009), and Gone Girl (2014).
Pixie Davies as Bronwyn Buntley, a teenager with super-strength.
Rupert Everett also joined the cast for another unspecified role.
Everett has appeared in many other films, including My Best Friend's Wedding, An Ideal Husband, The Next Best Thing and the Shrek sequels.