Super 8’s Joel Courtney is the new Tom Sawyer

The young lead of Super 8, Joel Courtney, is in talks to star as Mark Twain’s classic literary character Tom Sawyer.

According to Variety, writer/director Jo Kastner’s Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn will be an indie production. Weirdly, the Missouri-based tale will be shot in Bulgaria (for tax reasons, obviously).

Still, it’s a nice coup for Courtney. It’s not exactly a collaboration with Tom Hanks, but it’s a start!

Discuss: Can you see Courtney as the mischievous Sawyer?

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