An assortment of familiar faces are making their way to Paramount's adaptation of "The Spiderwick Chronicles."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mary-Louise Parker, Nick Nolte, Martin Short and Joan Plowright are in negotiations to give the Mark Waters-directed project an adult presence. But that's not all. Izabella Miko and Andrew McCarthy will also appear in the Nickelodeon Movies production.
The film tells the magical tale of the three Grace children -- twins Jared and Simon (both Freddie Highmore), plus Mallory (Sarah Bolger) -- who move into a magical mansion, meet a magical critter named Brownie and have all sorts of magical adventures in a world of magical creatures.
Parker ("Weeds") will play the kids' mother, recently separated from their pop (McCarthy), while Plowright ("Enchanted April") plays their wacky aunt. Nolte ("Affliction") and Short ("Clifford") will voice the evil lord Mulgrath and the mischievous Thimbletack respectively. Miko ("Coyote Ugly") appears as an elf leader.
Based on the popular books by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi, "The Spiderwick Chronicles" is already shooting in the magical kingdom of Montreal.