Julianne Moore Joins 'Seventh Son' But Pettyfer and Lawrence Pass
Though we've heard that Jeff Bridges has been confirmed to star in The Seventh Son, an adaptation of The Last Apprentice (or The Wardstone Chronicles) book series, there hasn't been any word on whether pursued young talents Jennifer Lawrence and Alex Pettyfer would end up joining. Now Bloody Disgusting has word that the two talents have passed on the project, but they've also learned of a new cast member. Apparently Julianne Moore has landed the role of Mother Markin, the most sinister of witches who uses blood magic. If you haven't been paying attention we've got plenty more details below.
In short, the story follows the story of a teenage boy training to be an exorcist in the 1700's, but here's the official synopsis:
When 12-year-old Thomas, seventh son of a seventh son, is apprenticed to the local Spook, whose job is to fight evil spirits and witches, he expects a life of danger. However, the boy doesn't realize just how soon he'll face a powerful enemy alone, as Mother Malkin escapes her confinement while the Spook is away. Thomas is forced to use his wits, and the help of his enigmatic new friend, Alice, to fight the evil witch. And defeating her is only the start of the boy's problems.
Pettyfer was wanted for Thomas (who was obviously going to be written older), while Lawrence was wanted for Alice. Of course, Lawrence has officially snagged the lead role in The Hunger Games (which Pettyfer could end up joining as well), but perhaps the young actresses and actors who don't snag parts in that anticipated adaptation can land a role in The Seventh Son instead. It would certainly be an honor to share the screen with Bridges and Moore, two talents who haven't been seen on screen together since The Big Lebowski. Count me interested in seeing how this cast comes together as the project develops. How about you?