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).