Sam Jackson is in negotiations for the Tim Burton-directed Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, which Fox and Chernin Entertainment are quickly mobilizing. Eva Green as the title character and Hugo‘s Asa Butterfield are the leads. Jackson will play Barron, a key role, and nobody will elaborate on whether he’s good or bad. Jane Goldman adapted the Ransom Riggs novel. Fox will release March 4, 2016.

Jackson right now is starring for Quentin Tarantino in The Hateful Eight. He has The Avengers: Age Of Ultron coming this summer. He’s repped by ICM and Anonymous Content.