Malina Weissman (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) and newcomer Louis Hynes are set to play Violet and Klaus in Netflix’s upcoming series adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” novel series.
The pair would join the still in talks Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf in the story of the three Baudelaire orphans – Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – who are doggedly pursued by Harris’ distant relative.
Barry Sonnenfeld, who executive produced the 2004 film adaptation, is attached to direct the new Netflix version which is currently set for thirteen episodes. Production is slated to begin in March.
The books have collectively sold more than sixty million copies to date.