‘Charlotte Doyle’ to Big Screen

Variety reports today that Danny DeVito will direct the film adaptation of Newbery Honor Winner, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi. The movie will star Saoirse Ronan (Atonement) as Charlotte; Morgan Freeman as the ships’s captain and Pierce Brosnan the ship’s cook. Shooting will begin in September. No word on expected release date.

DeVito has been working on the project for four years. This will be the second movie he’s directed that is aimed at a younger audience, after Matilda (1996).

The book was pubbed in 1990 by Scholastic. HarperTrophy released a paperback version in 2004.

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