Freeman, Brosnan Join “Charlotte Doyle”

Morgan Freeman and Pierce Brosnan are attached to star in a film adaptation of children’s author Avi’s bestselling book “The True Confessions Of Charlotte Doyle” reports Screen Daily.

The story follows an adventurous young girl who braves the high seas aboard a ship with a ruthless captain and a mutinous crew, set in 1830. Saoirse Ronan was previously attached to the role of Doyle.

Danny DeVito directs from a script he adapted and shooting is scheduled to begin in Ireland in 2012. DeVito, Lori McCreary, Michael Weisler and Beau St.Clair will produce.