Shyer finds his ‘Eloise’ in Australia

Beatty takes title role in potential franchise

HandMade Films and director Charles Shyer have cast 9-year-old Australian actress Jordana Beatty for the title role in “Eloise in Paris” opposite Uma Thurman.

Lensing begins Aug. 12 in Paris, New York and the south of France. “Eloise” is co-written by Shyer with his daughter Hallie Meyers-Shyer and Larry Spencer and produced by Patrick Meehan, Thomas D. Adelman and Ron Rotholz. Shyer will also exec produce.

HandMade’s hoping the pic, based on the books written by Kay Thompson, will be the start of an “Eloise” franchise. It’s already developing the follow-up, “Eloise Goes to Hollywood.”

Beatty, who’s been working as a thesp since she was 4, was picked from more than 4,000 girls who auditioned.

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