Super 8 star Joel Courtney joins Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn

Joel Courtney, the 15-year-old star of JJ Abrams' Super 8 , has ‘entered negotiations’ to join the film Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn .

Jo Kastner will write and direct T om Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn, with Courtney starring as Tom Sawyer.

The young actor is also in talks to join the cast of The Healer , a supernatural thriller from Georgio Serafini.

Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn , which is based on Mark Twain’s novels, is set on the Mississippi river, and will begin shooting later this year in Bulgaria. Naturally.