A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS is a book series that’s beloved by many. Told as sort of a dark, morbid fairy tale, the story follows three orphans and their hopping from home to home, all the while being chased by their relative Count Olaf, who desperately seeks to steal their family inheritance.
Many of you may remember the film that came out in 2004. The film starred Jim Carrey as the nefarious Count Olaf, and despite its critical success, it didn’t make quite enough money to warrant a sequel (the film took in $209 million at the box office on its $140 million budget). Still, the movie and books held a special place in many folks’ hearts, and like many formerly-dropped properties in the past, it eventually made its way to Netflix.
Fans were so excited that some even went so far as to put together a fanmade trailer.
In recent weeks, news has been trickling in about the upcoming adaptation. Neil Patrick Harris has been in negotiations to take on the role as Count Olaf, and now, it appears the producers may have found their child leads.
Deadline reports that Malina Weissman, who some may recognize as young Kara in SUPERGIRL, has been cast to play Violet Baudelaire, the oldest child, and that newcomer Louis Hynes has been cast as Klaus Baudelaire, the middle child of the group. Obviously since Hynes is a newcomer, there are no photos of him just yet, but you can take a look at Weissman in the photo below.
A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS is looking to start filming in March of this year, with no set release date on Netflix as of yet.
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