While David Gordon Green‘s directorial work on Eastbound & Down has been superb, his recent feature films, Your Highness and The Sitter, have fallen dreadfully short of what we’ve come to expect from the talented filmmaker. Green recently finished shooting the “secret” low-budget indie comedy Prince Avalance starring Emile Hirsh and Paul Rudd, and it looks like the director plans to return to more dramatic fare with the gritty, southern drama Joe starring Nicolas Cage. Today, Deadline reports that a bizarre project might be getting added to Green’s slate with Sony Pictures’ adaptation of the Laura Ingalls Wilder‘s semi-autobiographical novel series Little House on the Prairie.
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The book series, which seems custom-made to kill a 10-year-old’s interest in reading, is about Wilder’s life working on a farm in the late 19th Century American West. While the series started out as novel, the property is probably best known for the TV series adaptation, which aired from 1974-1983 and starred Michael Landon as patriarch Charles Wilder, and Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Abi Morgan (Shame) will write the script, but Deadline doesn’t indicate what direction Sony is looking to take with the adaptation. The deal is still being worked out, so there’s no guarantee that Green will come on board.
For those unfamiliar with the TV series, here are the opening credits: