15-year-old “Super 8” star Joel Courtney has entered negotiations to join both a new adaptation of “Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn” and supernatural adventure “The Healer” reports Variety.
Courtney will play Sawyer in the new adaptation of Mark Twain’s character which Jo Kastner will adapt, direct and produce. Sawyer appeared in three Twain books, most notably in “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”.
The title suggests it might also include elements of “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” which, as “Easy A” so aptly put it, follows the journey of “a white boy who runs off with an older black man”.
Shooting begins in August in Bulgaria.
Courtney could then segue to Giorgio Serafini’s “The Healer”‘ which follows an ailing father who takes his two teenage kids into the woods to renew the bond they shared before a divorce. Shooting begins this September in North Carolina.