James McAvoy has been tapped to play Tumnus the Faun in “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”
Andrew Adamson (“Shrek”) is at the helm of the Disney/Walden Media pic, the first installment of Walden’s planned “Chronicles of Narnia” franchise, based on the children’s fantasy books series by C.S. Lewis.
Production is skedded to start this summer with an intended Christmas 2005 release.
McAvoy will next be seen in U’s “Wimbledon.”