American Girl Spreads ‘Em For HBO

HBO Films and American Girl have inked an overall deal for films, series, specials and documentaries.

The first project will be an untitled live-action film based on the brand’s Depression-era doll Kit Kittredge. Originally was set up at Walden Media, it was put into turnaround not long ago.

Picturehouse will release the picture with production beginning in the summer. Ann Peacock (“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”) penned the screenplay. No director is attached.