There's a rumor making the rounds that director Joe Johnston’s Chronicles of Narnia movie reboot The Silver Chair is looking to cast one of the Stranger Things kids.
According to That Hashtag Show (so take this with a grain of salt), Sony studio offshoot TriStar has reportedly offered the lead role of Jill Pole to Millie Bobby Brown (who plays Eleven on Stranger Things) in the movie penned by David Magee (Life of Pi, Finding Neverland).
The site reports an offer was made earlier this year but there’s no word on whether or not Brown passed on the offer or signed on the dotted line. Since the story isn't coming from an official channel (for example the director or Brown herself) and the studio hasn't commented on this yet, it's important we consider the news as a rumor for now until anything else comes out.
If this turns out to be true (again, not saying that it is, Brown is such a hot commodity her name is being floated for a number of projects), the role of Jill Pole in The Silver Chair would be another perfect high-profile project for the Emmy-nomited Brown (who will next star in Godzilla: King of Monsters) whose rising star status would likely draw some of those Stranger Things fans to the new Narnia movie.
The fourth novel in C.S. Lewis’ series of seven books, The Silver Chair was published in 1953 and followed the Pevensie children’s cousin Eustace Scrubb (played by Will Poulter in Dawn Treader) and his school friend Jill Pole as they are summoned to Narnia by Aslan to search for Prince Rilian, Prince Caspian’s long-missing son. The Silver Chair is the first book in the series that doesn’t center on the Pevensies.
According to Johnston, The Silver Chair will be much darker than the previous three entries in the high-fantasy movie franchise — The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Prince Caspian (2008) and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010). The films grossed $1.6 billion worldwide and while the first two were made by Disney, the third was distributed by Fox. It will also be the final film from Johnston, who made his mark with projects like The Rocketeer and Captain America: The First Avenger.
“I don’t want it look like the other films,” Johnston said during Comic Con Paris last week. “I want audiences to look at The Silver Chair and think this is a whole new vision of The Chronicles of Narnia. In fact, I don’t even want to reference the other films. It’s like it’s starting a whole new thing.”
Do you think Millie Bobby Brown would be perfect in the role of Jill Pole in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair? Expect the film to be released sometime in 2019.
(via That Hashtag Show)