English actor Asa Butterfield, 16, the lead actor in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning Hugo, will team up with Hugo co-star Chloe Moretz, 16, (Kick Ass) in The White Circus.
The dark fairy tale follows a young wartime pilot on his first mission, who crashes into a small town on a snowy New Year’s Eve where he meets a talking bear and falls in love with a cabaret singer, reports Variety. The film is in development and is expected to start filming in February, 2014 in Germany and Serbia. The character descriptions for the teenagers have yet to be released.
The White Circus will be directed by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski who earned an Oscar-nomination for their animated short film Madame Tutli-Putli.