Sony Pictures has tasked actress-writer-director Sarah Polley with writing their planned adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women.
The Wrap broke the news, also reporting that former Sony exec Amy Pascal has been attached as producer.
The book, for those who don’t know, follows four sisters as they come of age after the Civil War. Alcott loosely based the much-loved novel on her own childhood.
It’s possible that Polley may be in line to direct the picture as well, but there’s no confident word on that quite yet.
Polley’s filmmaking resume, while small, is quite impressive. Her feature directorial debut, Away from Her, saw her earn an Oscar nomination for her impressive screenplay and the under-seen Take This Waltz was a solid dramedy. Stories We Tell, Polley’s 2012 documentary looking at her family’s secrets, received downright impressive reviews everywhere, basically solidifying her status as a strong filmmaker.
The classic story has been adapted for the screen quite a few times over the years, with past versions starring Katharine Hepburn (1933), Elizabeth Taylor (1949), and Winona Ryder (1994).