The Ingalls Family is coming to a theater near you.
After being put into turnaround by Sony, Paramount Studios picked up the feature adaptation to the beloved books by Laura Ingalls Wilder about her family life in the 1880s American Midwest.
With a script by Abi Morgan (whose recent screenplays for Suffragette and The Iron Lady centered around strong female characters), no casting choices have been made. A director, however, has been attached: Sean Durkin. A surprising choice, Durkin’s past films have been intense, heavy, even dark indie dramas like Martha Marcy May Marlene and last year’s James White. While Paramount likely plans to keep this a family friendly property (and hopeful franchise), the hiring of Durkin suggests a desire for authenticity over sappy sentimentality.
No timeline for production or release has been announced, but don’t be surprised if we see Little House: The Movie hit screens sometime in 2017.