Danny Devito - Danny DeVito wants to cast rising star actress


Danny DeVito is looking for the right young actress to star in his new movie.

The 'Twins' actor - who wrote, directed and starred in the big screen adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's book, 'Matilda' - is hoping to adapt another young adult book, 'The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle', but despite the movie nearly being made twice, it has suffered several setbacks and he is now looking for a new young ingénue to star in the flick.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz during a media trip to London, he explained: ''I'm doing a new movie. I've been trying to do this movie for a while. We almost got it made but Morgan Freeman had a car accident and we had to pull the plug a couple of years ago.

''But we're going to do a movie not this July, but July 2014, called 'The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle'. I'm going to direct it. I'm not in it, but I wrote the screenplay from the book.''

Danny already has two Hollywood stars in place for starring roles - Morgan and Pierce Brosnan - but has not had much luck in finding a young actress to star after previously tapping Dakota Fanning and Saoirse Ronan for the titular role of Charlotte Doyle.

He said: ''I'm going to look for a little girl. I've gone through almost getting the movie set up with Dakota Fanning. The last one was Saoirse Ronan. That was the one we were going to start in New York a few years ago. Now she's a young woman. I need a really great 12-13 year old girl.''

Reruns of Danny's hit '70s sitcom 'Taxi' air weekdays at 6.30pm on CBS Drama (Sky 149, Virgin 197, Freesat 134).


Tags: Danny Devito - Roald Dahl - Morgan Freeman - Pierce Brosnan - Dakota Fanning - Saoirse Ronan


More Danny Devito

The Lesser Known Films Of Robin Williams

The late Robin Williams was well-known for a number of iconic roles and had spread his talent liberally across comedy, thriller, drama and animation. From...

Danny DeVito Looks Cheery At The Paley Center For Media Presents: 'Fargo' - Part 5

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' star Danny DeVito is seen looking cheerful as he arrives at the Media Presents: 'Fargo' event at The Paley Center...

Danny Devito's Dream Holiday To The Galapagos Islands Is The Perfect Reconciliation Present

If Danny DeVito’s dream holiday doesn’t make you believe in love, then nothing will. After a brief separation last year, the actor and his wife...

Salinger Trailer

J.D. Salinger - known to his friends as Jerry - is the mysterious author of the most famous adolescent book in the last century, 'The...


Danny DeVito, Nick Punto, New Best Friends Forever! [Video]

Danny DeVito, Nick Punto - surprising BFF's? Well, the pair solidified their friendship with some on-field celebrations after the Dodgers hot streak continued this week....

The Ten Worst Films of 2012

Most of these movies feature actors, actresses and filmmakers who really should know better...1. SavagesThis heavy-handed drug-war thriller proves that Oliver Stone has lost the...

Can 'Triplets' Rescue Eddie Murphy's Ailing Hollywood Career?

Eddie Murphy has topped one of Forbes magazine's annual lists for 2012, though unfortunately for him, it details the world's most overpaid actors. The actor...

Danny DeVito, Christina Aguilera and Jon Bon Jovi Among Superstars Who Show Support For Hurricane Sandy Benefit

America is still rocked by the devastating aftermath of hurricane Sandy, and the thought that 'never would a disaster like this happen to me' seemed...



Danny Devito Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Danny Devito

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All