Millie Bobby Brown is currently best known for playing Jane Ives, a.k.a. Eleven, on the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, but she's also carving out a Hollywood career. In 2019, she'll appear in Godzilla: King of the Monsters as Madison Russell, the daughter of Kyle Chandler and Vera Farmiga's characters. Now it's being reported that Brown could step into the world of fantasy after that, as she's been offered a role in the next Chronicles of Narnia movie.
It's been seven years since The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was released in theaters, but the Chronicles of Narnia film series is gearing up for a comeback with The Silver Chair. According to That Hashtag Show, Mille Bobby Brown is being eyed to play Jill, one of the movie's lead characters. It's unclear if Brown has accepted the part, but needless to say that if she did join the production, it would be a major win given that she's one of the entertainment industry's most popular child actors right now.
The Chronicles of Narnia movie series has been running on and off since 2005. Disney was the first studio to try its hand at adapting C.S. Lewis' beloved literary series with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which received positive reception and made $745 million worldwide. Three years later, Disney released the direct sequel, Prince Caspian, which wasn't as well received as its predecessor and made nearly $420 million worldwide. After Disney wiped its hands clean of The Chronicles of Narnia, 20th Century Fox decided to pick up the pieces, releasing The Voyage of the Dawn Treader two years after Prince Caspian. While the threequel was also a relative financial success, collecting over $415 million worldwide, it earned more mixed reviews. Now TriStar Pictures is working to relaunch the Narnia franchise for a new generation with The Silver Chair, which has been in development since 2013.
The Silver Chair, book, published in 1953, followed Jill Pole venturing into Narnia with Eustace Scrubb, the cousin of the Pevensie siblings (the original Chronicles of Narnia protagonists) who was introduced in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Together the two of them were tasked by Aslan to solve the mystery of King Caspian's missing son. Since The Silver Chair will be a reboot of the original Narnia cinematic trilogy, that means a new actor will inherit the Eustace role from Will Poulter (although even if it were set in the same continuity, Poulter has clearly aged out of playing the character). The Rocketeer's Joe Johnston is attached to direct, and Johnston recently revealed that this will be his final time directing a feature film.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair hasn't been assigned a release date yet, but stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more news on how it's coming along, including whether or not Millie Bobby Brown accepts the lead role. Don't forget to find out what's heading to theaters next year with our 2018 premiere guide.
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