Sophia Lillis has been cast as the title character in Warner Bros.' upcoming movie based on Mildred Wirt Benson's novel.

AceShowbiz - "It" star Sophia Lillis has landed the title role in a new movie adaptation of the hit teen detective books. The actress will lead the cast in "Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase", a forthcoming Warner Bros. feature co-produced by Ellen DeGeneres, reports

The mystery book was originally released in 1930 and was written by Mildred Wirt Benson, under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene.

It previously served as the source material for a 1939 film directed by William Clemens and starring Bonita Granville as the super sleuth.

The popular character was more recently played onscreen by Emma Roberts in 2007 film "Nancy Drew".

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