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Adaptation Darling Asa Butterfield Joins ‘The House of Tomorrow’

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Asa Butterfield is proving to be no stranger to adaptations in his relatively young career. Following his breakout performance in the 2008 adaptation “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.” Butterfield has a list of credits that seems to skew increasingly toward the literary – from “Hugo” and “Ender’s Game” to the upcoming “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” Butterfield can now add a starring turn alongside Alex Wolff (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2”) in “The House of Tomorrow” to that list.

According to an exclusive report from Variety, Butterfield and Wolff have been tapped to star in the adaptation of the Peter Bognanni novel. The pair will be joining a talented cast that includes Nick Offerman, Maude Apatow, Michaela Watkins, and Ellen Burstyn. The project is being adapted by Peter Livolsi, a participant in the 2016 Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab, and will mark Livolsi’s directorial debut. Originally published in 2011, The House of Tomorrow centers on the story of futurist and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller as told through the eyes of a pair of punk-loving teens simply trying to survive high school.

Livolsi had this to say: “Peter Bognanni’s book is full of great characters, not the least of which is Buckminster Fuller, a man whose ideas are so spectacular they seem like fiction. He did things his own way just like the punk heroes the boys in our story aspire to become.”

Filming for “The House of Tomorrow” is currently underway in Minnesota. Butterfield will next be seen in “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” due to hit theaters in September. Wolff will next be portraying Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in “Patriots Day,” which is expected to have a limited release in December.