Fans have been asking me for years now: will there be an open casting call for the Miss Peregrine movie? And for years now I’ve been replying the same way: if there ever is one, don’t worry, I’ll tell you!
Well, now there is one. And I’m telling you.
(And I’m crazy excited.)
SO. The movie shoots this August, in London. And they need a Jacob. Best summer job ever!
Right now, as far as I know, they’re only doing an open casting call for this role. And I love the idea of Jacob being an unknown, some wild, untested talent plucked from obscurity, a face no one knows … yet. (Maybe yours!)
The casting announcement is here and the official notice is here.
They’re looking for actors who are 18, and applicants can be of any background and from anywhere in the world.
That’s just about all the info I have right now, so please don’t bombard me with questions! I can’t help anyone get cast … just passing along this very exciting news.
Now go apply!
Yours very peculiarly, Ransom
It was only a matter of time before someone did this. Cool.
!Put on your 3D glasses now!
Animated cover of Ransom Riggs
“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (Serbian edition)
Goinnnn to the bookstore
gonnnnna get maa-aa-aarired
ransom and i got married several months ago in an intimate ceremony, but recently had a larger reception for more family and friends, and it was a blast! as we’re both writers, it seemed fitting to have the event at one of our favorite bookstores: the last bookstore in downtown LA. we’ve had a lot of requests for photos, so i thought i’d drop a few here. hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
:::for the especially curious:::
my bouquet: was made from the pages of ransom’s novel (miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children).
our photographers: brandon + katrina of brandon wong photography.
venue: the last bookstore in downtown los angeles.
catering: the extremely fabulous heirloomla.
flowers: from floral art!
rentals: furniture from found rentals, dishes from dishwish!
the band: one of our favorite local indie bands, the gallery.
hugs and books!
Guys. There’s a town in Turkey called Batman. Batman, Turkey. You’re welcome.
Leonard Knight passed away yesterday, at the age of 82. He’d spent thirty years living rough in the desert, building a mountain more or less by himself, out of mud, debris salvaged from the desert, and tens of thousands of gallons of paint donated to him by passing pilgrims. He was a unique, simple, kind soul, who I was lucky enough to meet a few times on my various sojourns into the Salton Sea area. You can see his mountain — dubbed Salvation Mountain — at the end of my film The Accidental Sea.
California is experiencing its worst drought in 100 years. Here’s a photo essay I did a few years back on a town a few hours north of L.A. that’s a casualty of what happens when my city gets very thirsty — we steal people’s lakes and leave weird ghost towns in our wake.
This is absolutely, definitely the most frightening ad Google has ever decided to show me. This is what I get for doing creepy book research and forgetting to turn on private browsing.
So my characters have facebook pages now, and they’re poking and liking and talking to one another. Life has taken a turn for the surreal.
She’ll always be a better chair-dancer than me.