Eva Green in Talks to Star in Tim Burton's 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children'

Jane Goldman wrote the screenplay based on Ransom Riggs' YA novel.
John Phillips/Invision/AP
Eva Green

Eva Green is in talks to reunite with director Tim Burton for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

PHOTOS Dark Shadows Red Carpet Premiere

The Fox film, set for release on July 31, 2015, is based on Ransom Riggs' YA novel, which follows a teenage boy who is transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures out to destroy them.

X-Men: First Class writer Jane Goldman adapted the script based on Riggs' debut novel, which hit stores in 2011. Peter Chernin's Chernin Entertainment is producing.

PHOTOS 35 of 2014's Most Anticipated Movies: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past,' 'Mockingjay,' 'Spider-Man 2'

Green, who would play the headmistress of the orphanage, previously worked with Burton on 2012's Dark Shadows. 

The actress currently stars on Showtime’s Penny Dreadful. Her previous film work includes 300: Rise of an Empire, and the upcoming White Bird in a Blizzard and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. She’s repped by UTA and Tavistock Wood Management in the U.K.

E-mail: Rebecca.Ford@THR.com
Twitter: @Beccamford