Asa Butterfield

How ‘Miss Peregrine’ screenwriter Jane Goldman turned her quirks into a golden Hollywood career

How ‘Miss Peregrine’ screenwriter Jane Goldman turned her quirks into a golden Hollywood career

Perhaps it was the time her father brought a VHS tape of David Lynch’s surrealist cult film “Eraserhead” to watch at her 10th birthday party. Or maybe it was when she accosted a magazine editor as a teen, trying to get a job – and succeeded, opting to become a reporter instead of going to college. As a young person, Jane Goldman always knew she was a little bit different.

“I’ve always been drawn to spooky things, to the unusual, to things that are dark but in a friendly way,” Goldman said.

That eccentricity proved an asset on the English screenwriter’s latest project, an adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ bestselling 2011...

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