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Alex Pettyfer on for The Wardstone Chronicles?

02 February 2011

The release of I Am Number Four is just around the corner and with that comes the another casting rumour for young hunk Alex Pettyfer.

To add to his untold casting rumours in teen book-based franchise films to arrive in the next few years, his latest job offer is the lead in Warner Bros. adaptation of Joseph Delaney’s The Wardstone Chronicles.

Other names that are being thrown into the mix are True Grit legend Jeff "The Dude" Bridges and X-Men: First Class babe Jennifer Lawrence as Ward’s mentor and a witch respectively.

The film directed by Russian director Sergey Bodrov is based on Delaney’s seven-and-counting book series follows Thomas J Ward, who is blessed (or cursed, depending on your outlook) with the ability to see and sense the things that lurk in the dark, which most humans can’t.

While that probably makes him brilliant at finding lost socks, he’s actually apprenticed to train as a “Spook” so he can deal with the various nasty creatures and old gods that live on the edges of our awareness. The adaptation is a possible franchise to fill the Harry Potter shaped hole left with Deathly Hallows: Part 2 hits cinemas in July.

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