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Sony is planning a remake of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and is in talks with Sarah Polley to adapt the classic tale.
The period drama, which follows four sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March — growing up in post-Civil War America, was originally published in two separate volumes in 1868 and 1869.
Pascal, who is stepping down from her post as co-chairman of Sony in light of the hacking scandal, will produce the Little Women remake with Denise Di Novi and Robin Swicord. Pascal is transitioning into a producer role and will also work on Sony’s new Spider-Man franchise and Ghostbusters films.
Sony had previously considered making a remake of Little Women in 2013. Other movie adaptations of Alcott’s book include include the 1933 version starring Katharine Hepburn and Joan Bennett, the 1949 film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and the 1994 version starring Winona Ryder, Claire Danes and Kirsten Dunst.
Polley directed and wrote Stories We Tell (2012) as well as Take This Waltz (2011). She’s repped by WME, Circle of Confusion and the Gary Goddard Agency.
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