Actress and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Sarah Polley has been brought onboard to pen a new film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel “Little Women” at Sony Pictures.
Loosely based on the author and her three sisters, the period drama follows the four March sisters as they come of age following the Civil War. At least three previous film adaptations have taken place, the most recent being a 1994 film starring Winona Ryder.
Polley is only writing for now and does not have a deal to direct at the moment – though it could well happen. A decision about that won’t take place until she finishes writing the script.
Former Sony chief Amy Pascal has come onboard to produce the film alongside Denise Di Novi and Robin Swicord.
Source: The Wrap