Little Women (Louisa May Alcott’s classic coming-of-age story set just after the Civil War) is getting a remake, reports The Wrap. Given that yesterday came with announcements of remakes of Let the Right One In and Scarface, the pure senseless volume of adaptations of classics may seem more an arbitrary money-grab than an act of appreciation for the source material. But this may be a little different: Sarah Polley, the crushingly incisive writer/director of Take This Waltz and Stories We Tell, is penning the adaptation.
Notably, at this point, the whole project seems to be led by women. It’s being produced by Denise Di Novi, Robin Swicord, and yes, Amy Pascal — who recently shifted roles at Sony after the hacks exposed emails from the former Chair that some deemed unsavory (and who’s hopefully done waiting for Seth Rogen’s weed stench to be exorcized from her new office). It seems that after having been removed from the Chairperson position, Pascal still asserting herself as an influential force in Hollywood.
Unfortunately, Polley has not signed any contracts yet regarding directing — though this may, and hopefully will, happen.