AceShowbiz - In early 2016, Mark Gordon Company, TriStar Pictures, Entertainment One and C.S. Lewis Company announced that they were planning to bring C.S. Lewis' book series back to the screen with "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair". And now, That Hashtag Show has reported that Millie Bobby Brown was approached to play the lead role, Jill Pole, in "The Silver Chair" earlier this year. Considering Brown's dazzling performance as Eleven in Netflix's "Stranger Things", the young actress would not have a hard time to convey Pole's vulnerability, braveness and strong sense of responsibility.
The last news regarding "The Silver Chair" was that the director of "Captain America: The First Avenger", Joe Johnston, was tapped to helm the film. After that April announcement, there were no further updates for the past few months until recently.
However, the current status of that offer is still unknown. It is possible that Brown passed the part and the studio is now looking for someone else for their lead part. If the young actress did accept the part, the result would be a win-win for both sides. The studio would get one of the most in-demand young actresses in the industry, while Brown would add another big franchise to her growing filmography. To add another benefit point, casting the "Stranger Things" star could ensure the movie's success.
"The Silver Chair" follows Eustace Scrubb, a character from "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader", who comes across his crying classmate, Pole. As an attempt to console Pole, who's crying after being bullied, Scrubb tells her about his exciting and crazy adventures in Narnia. Pole doesn't believe him at first, but then two of them are transported to the magical world. There, they are tasked by Aslan to go on an adventure and find King Caspian's missing son, Prince Rillian.
"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair" does not have a release date yet.