Jack Black and Cate Blanchett like 'two goofballs' while filming The House With A Clock In Its Walls

Owen Vaccaro (left) plays the lead role in The House With A Clock In Its Walls with Jack Black and Cate Blanchett.
Owen Vaccaro (left) plays the lead role in The House With A Clock In Its Walls with Jack Black and Cate Blanchett.PHOTO: QUANTRELL COLBERT

LOS ANGELES - Funny man Jack Black missed out on his big chance to play a superhero some years ago: a plan to put a more comedic spin on the 2011 Green Lantern movie sparked a backlash from comic-book fans and the offer eventually fell through.

But the comedic actor has always wanted to wield supernatural powers on screen - and he finally gets his chance in The House With A Clock In Its Walls, a family-friendly fantasy film that casts him as an oddball warlock.

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