The “Anne of Green Gables” book is being adapted into a movie musical. The original novel was written by Lucy Maud Montgomery and has a significant place in Canada’s cultural history.
The film is actually being adapted from “Anne of Green Gables — The Musical,” a long-running production that is based on the book series that sold 50 million copies around the world. The production will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year.
The movie adaptation will be produced by indie filmmakers The Film Farm and Side Road Media. Actor and playwright Kristen Thomson will be writing the feature.
“With the 50th anniversary of this beloved musical classic coming in 2014, it is the perfect time for a feature film version,” said Kelly Harron, producer of the film and daughter of the musical’s original co-writer.
There is also an a television series in the works based on the same book series. The TV show is being worked on by Breakthrough Entertainment.