“IT” actress Sophia Lillis has been cast in the title role in the film “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase,” a film adaptation of the popular Nancy Drew novels.
Released in 1930, the book is the second volume in the series about the young female sleuth. In that tale she agrees to help a friend who has been hearing strange noises and seeing shadows in their old family mansion.
At the same time, a strange man visits Nancy to warn her she’s in danger because of a case he is working on buying property for a railroad company.
Lillis played the young Beverly Marsh, the sole female member of the Losers Club, in last year’s box-office sensation “IT”. She will also soon be seen in HBO’s Amy Adams-led “Sharp Objects” series.
Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman, and Chip Diggins are on board to produce the new “Nancy Drew” which aims to begin filming soon.