Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to join director Tim Burton's adaptation Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children as a character named Barron. Deadline reports that Barron is "a key role," but their sources wouldn't elaborate on whether the character is good or bad. In the original Ransom Rigg novel, there is a character known as Mr. Barron, a bus driver who is one of the many aliases used by Dr. Golan. Golan is a "wight" who stalked the main character Jacob Portman (Asa Butterfield) throughout most of his life in the novel. It isn't known if Samuel L. Jackson is playing this character, or a new role created specifically for the adaptation.
Eva Green stars as Miss Peregrine, who runs a house for children with extraordinary abilities. She meets Jacob on his quest to find out the truth about his grandfather, after he was murdered by a creature known as a "hollow," an evil entity Jacob once thought was not real. No other cast members have been confirmed at this time.
Tim Burton is directing from an adapted screenplay by Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service, X-Men: Days of Future Past). It isn't known when production may begin, but 20th Century Fox has already set a March 4, 2016 release date for the adaptation. Samuel L. Jackson is currently filming Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, and he will next be seen in next weekend's Kingsman: The Secret Service and Avengers: Age of Ultron, set for release on May 1.