Newswire: Sarah Polley is writing a new Little Women film

Although there’s a new version of Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice popping up just about every month, Little Women—Louisa May Alcott’s slightly more moralistic female-centric literary classic—has been largely ignored by Hollywood in recent years. There hasn’t been a big screen version since Winona Ryder took on the role of Jo March back in 1994, and before that not since 1949 and 1933, respectively. But according to The Wrap, Sony is about to change all that with a new Little Women adaptation written by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Sarah Polley (Take This Waltz, Away From Her, Stories We Tell).

As far as we can tell, Polley’s adaptation looks to be a period drama rather than any kind of reimagining or reworking of the source material. The novel follows the four March sisters as they come of age during the Civil War, guided by their mother …

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