Netflix cast Malina Weissman of “Supergirl” as Violet Baudelaire in its upcoming adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Netflix also cast Klaus, who will be played by newcomer Louis Hynes, according to Deadline.
A Series of Unfortunate Events is written by Daniel Handler under the Lemony Snicket pseudonym. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire try to find out the truth of their parents’ deaths while their villainous uncle Count Olaf tries to take their fortune. The entire series is available in print now.
Neil Patrick Harris will play Count Olaf. Barry Sonnefeld, the man originally hired to direct the 2004 film adaptation, but who left after budget disagreements with Paramount, will act as director. Sonnenfeld was the director of the Addams Family films and the Men in Black films.
A trailer for the series that Netflix claims is fan-made caused a sensation when it hit the web earlier this year. The trailer has continued to appear in various articles with official news about the show, including Empire’s initial posting on Sonnefeld’s director position. Many fans claim the trailer is real and that it plays into the mystery and puzzling nature of the series.
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