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David Gordon Green To Direct 'Little House On The Prairie' Movie

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist October 1, 2012 at 11:47AM

"I wish he'd make more films like 'George Washington' again," seems to be the common cry of a particular segment of David Gordon Green fans who still haven't realized he's moved on from his early filmmaking days. And while his recent output has had some peaks and valleys, it's clear the filmmaker moves to the beat of his own drum. Following last year's "The Sitter," he shot lo-fi indie "Prince Avalanche" starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch on the sly, put the pieces together on his "Suspiria" remake (though it looks to be delayed), and will spend the fall shooting the gritty southern drama "Joe" with Nicolas Cage. And next? "Little House On The Prairie." No, we're not kidding.
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David Gordon Green, Little House On the Prairie

"I wish he'd make more films like 'George Washington' again," seems to be the common cry of a particular segment of David Gordon Green fans who still haven't realized he's moved on from his early filmmaking days. And while his recent output has had some peaks and valleys, it's clear the filmmaker moves to the beat of his own drum. Following last year's "The Sitter," he shot lo-fi indie "Prince Avalanche" starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch on the sly, put the pieces together on his "Suspiria" remake (though it looks to be delayed), and will spend the fall shooting the gritty southern drama "Joe" with Nicolas Cage. And next? "Little House On The Prairie." No, we're not kidding.

The famed Laura Ingalls Wilder children's book series, which was turned into a massively popular TV series starring Michael Landon, is now getting the feature film treatment by Sony Pictures who are in negotiations with Green to direct. But lest you think this is some kind of spoof take on the material about pioneer life in the 19th century, the script is coming from Abi Morgan of "Shame," "The Iron Lady" and "Brick Lane" fame. And if this seems like an odd move by Green, remember that he was developing "The Secret Life Of Bees" at one point before it got made into the movie we know now. Perhaps this is another chance to scratch a similar itch.

It's still early days and deals and contracts need to be closed, but we presume this might be next on Green's plate once he wraps with "Joe." For all the movement and casting it head, it seems "Suspiria" has been delayed or killed off altogether (we'd wager it was a hard one to get financing for). And while we're still puzzling over Green's upcoming slate, there is no doubt we'll pretty eager to see where he goes next. [Deadline]

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