Director Charles Shyer has found his Eloise for Eloise in Paris... in Australia. According to Variety, Shyer has cast Aussie Jordanna Beatty in the title role for Eloise in Paris alongside Uma Thurman.

The 9-year-old actress, who has been acting since age 4, beat out more than 4,000 girls for the part. The film is based on a series of books by Kay Thompson and they are already developing a follow-up dubbed Eloise in Hollywood.

Shyer is directing from the script he co-wrote with his daughter Hallie Meyers-Shyer and Larry Spencer. Production is slated to begin on August 12 in Paris, New York and southern France.