With the first Spiderwick movie coming out, I thought it appropos to pass along some info Ms. Holly Black recently posted on her blog. Observe:
Still in negotiations, but probably pretty far along considering there've been several stories about it:
Mrs. Grace - Mary-Louise Parker
Mulgarath - Nick Nolte
Thimbletack - Martin Short
Aunt Lucinda - Joan Plowright
Simon AND Jared - Freddie Highmore
Mallory - Sarah Bolger
Mr. Grace - Andrew McCarthy
And Phil Tippett is officially signed on to visual effects.
Slowly getting excited, but very worried about the Martin Short thing. Let us NOT make him the comic relief, people.
Thanks to The Longstockings.