Debra Granik working on a Pippi Longstocking film?
Yes, because when I think of something to follow up films like DOWN TO THE BONE and WINTER’S BONE, I think of the gritty, grungy, and dirty world of Pippi Longstocking.
Apparently that’s what writer/director Debra Granik is looking to turn into her third feature, if Vulture is to be believed.
The outlet recently noticed a piece of news within an LA Timesarticle focusing on the state of characters for women, that reveals that Granik and co-writer Anne Rosellini are currently working on a treatment for a feature film adaptation of the beloved children’s character.
The series of children’s books was created by Astrid Lindgren, and follows the titular character and her various adventures with her monkey and horse. Fodder for various foreign projects, the character has seen her fair share of films and TV projects, but if this does come to fruition, it will definitely be the character’s highest profile project in some time.
Personally, while I am not truly familiar with the character, I can’t help but think that this is the opposite of what someone like Granik should truly be doing. She’s an immense talent, and I would without a doubt be interested in seeing what she could do here, but honestly, she’s a director that I’d love to see do something far more interesting.
What do you think?