Bonham Carter, Bates Fix Jeunet’s “Spivet”

Helena Bonham Carter and Kathy Bates are set to star in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s high-profile English-language 3D project “The Young and Prodigious Spivet” based on Rief Larsen’s novel reports Variety.

The story follows a 12-year-old boy (Kyle Catlett) with extraordinary skills who leaves his family in Montana and takes off on a cross-country adventure to the Smithsonian Museum to receive a prize.

Callum Keith Rennie has already been cast as the boy’s father. Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant co-wrote the script, and the film is Jeunet’s first English-language effort since 1997’s “Alien: Resurrection”.