Last we reported that a casting call for Artemis Fowl is underway, well now it seems Disney may have found their first cast member.
According to Variety Judi Dench (Skyfall) is in talks to join the film that is being directed by Kenneth Branagh (Cinderella).
Written by Eoin Colfer, the children’s books follow the brilliant and cunning 12-year-old eponymous criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II, whose plot to extort gold from the secret Fairy People puts him directly in the crosshairs of some of the most dangerous creatures on earth. Over the course of the book series, Fowl becomes an antihero rather than a full-fledged villain, often working together with the fairies to stop a slew of treacherous megalomaniacs.
Disney just announced a August 9, 2019 release date for the film last week.
Dench and Branagh will be seen together on the big screen for Murder On The Orient Express (also directed by Branagh) on November 10, 2018.