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Jack Black In Talks To Star In 'Goosebumps' Movie?

September 16th, 2013 10:53am EDT

Jack Black Master thespian Jack Black is close to signing up for a movie adaptation of 'Goosebumps'.

The 44 year-old actor could be joining the spooky film, which is based on R. L. Stine's best-selling horror books aimed at children, reports The Wrap.

Black would play an author, akin to Stine, whose creepy characters leap off the page and come to life, forcing him to hide from his own creations.

The movie would reunite the actor with his 'Shark's Tale' and 'Gulliver's Travels' director Rob Letterman.

'Fast & Furious' franchise producer Neal H. Moritz is producing the film for Sony Pictures, along with Deborah Forte for Scholastic Entertainment, the publishers of the books.

'Goosebumps' is one of the most successful fictional franchises for children, selling over 300 million copies worldwide. The books spawned a successful children's TV show of the same name, which ran from 1995 to 1998.

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