By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders.
It looks like Walden Media is willing to bet that they can make British actor Ben Barnes look like a 13 year-old that goes by the name of Prince Caspian.
Ben Barnes for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The good people over at NarniaWeb have posted a report from The Times claiming that Ben Barnes is taking the first step to hopefully land himself a three-picture deal with The Chronicles of Narnia. Beginning with Prince Caspian, Barnes could also appear in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Silver Chair.
An opportunity such as this takes risk, however, as Barnes was forced to abandon the current award-winning theatrical project in London, The History Boys, in order to accept the role of Prince Caspian. By doing so, the actor now faces threat of lawsuit.
Barnes, 25, plays a schoolboy in History Boys. Is it possible to make the gent (pictured right) look 13? Hard to say, but expect some serious movie magic on that one.
If Barnes is able to keep the Narnia gig, his filmography will become more fantastical with both Narnia and the upcoming film Stardust.