The upcoming Catherine Called Birdy adaptation has added Joe Alwyn and Dean-Charles Chapman to its cast.
According to Deadline, actors Joe Alwyn and Dean-Charles Chapman are the latest stars to join the cast of Working Title Films’ forthcoming big screen adaptation of Catherine Called Birdy.
Based on author Karen Cushman’s novel of the same name, the historical fiction children’s book centers on 14-year-old Catherine, who also goes by the name “Birdy” given her affinity for keeping birds as pets.
The daughter of an English country knight, Birdy longs for adventure and a life that exists beyond being married off.
Chapman, who is likely best known for his roles in Game of Thrones and the critically acclaimed 1917, is set to play Birdy’s older brother. Meanwhile, Alwyn (The Favourite, Harriet), will play Birdy’s uncle.
Joe Alwyn and Dean-Charles Chapman join previously announced cast members Andrew Scott (Fleabag, BBC’s Sherlock) and Bella Ramsey (The Last of Us, Game of Thrones).
Behind the camera Cushman’s beloved children’s novel is being adapted for the screen by Girls vet Lena Dunham. Dunham is on board to serve as the adaptation’s director in addition to penning the script.
Producers on the project include Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Jo Wallett. Meanwhile, Liz Watson and Michael P. Cohen will serve as executive producers.
Production on the film is happening now though currently, there’s no word on when we might expect to see Catherine Called Birdy premiere.