Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin (“Little Miss Sunshine”) are near deals to star in Fox & Walden Media fantasy film “Nim’s Island” reports Variety.
“Nim’s Island” concerns a young girl who accompanies her scientist father to an isolated island in the South Pacific.
When he is lost at sea, she communicates electronically with a person she imagines to be a character from a book but is in fact a reclusive author.
Joseph Kwon and Paula Mazur adapted the book by Wendy Orr and Kerry Millard, Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin will direct when shooting begins this Summer.
Breslin will first star in Picturehouse Depression-era film “American Girl” playing the real life incarnation of famous doll Kit Kittredge.