Sophia Lillis (It) will play the title character in Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, based on the popular book series. Deadline reported that the Warner Bros. project, which has Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman and Chip Diggins on board to produce, is expected to begin filming soon. Wendy Williams will serve as executive producer.
The Hidden Staircase, initially released in 1930 as the second volume in the Nancy Drew series, was written by Mildred Wirt Benson under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. WB made a film adaptation of the book in 1939.