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Olivia Williams to Foster The Seventh Son

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Olivia WilliamsBritish actress Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense) has been tapped to star opposite Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore and Ben Barnes in the big screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s young adult The Tales of Alvin Maker series beginning with The Seventh Son.

The premise surrounds a teenager who learns the art of wizardry after discovering that the arcane arts fun in the family. According to Wikipedia: “Seventh sons have strong “knacks” (specific magical abilities), and seventh sons of seventh sons are both extraordinarily rare and powerful. In fact, young Alvin appears to be the only one in the world. His abilities make him the target of The Unmaker, who recognizes Alvin’s powers as those of a Maker—only the second ever, and it had been a long time since the first had walked on water and turned water to wine. The Unmaker works largely through water, trying to kill Alvin in his early years, before he can master his abilities.

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