Sarah Polley adapting Little Women for Sony Pictures

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Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women has been adapted for the screen many times through the years, though the most recent take on the tale arrived in 1994, which makes the literary classic ripe for a fresh retelling. Sony Pictures have been in development on a new version since 2013, and now news arrives via The Wrap that the studio has Sarah Polley (Take This Waltz) aboard to take over script duties.

Until recently, Olivia Milch had been working on the new adaptation of the story of the March family – a household comprising of four sisters and their mother ("Marmee"), with their chaplain Father away in the American War of Independence. The story takes in the girls' governessing, learning the piano, ice skating, having snowball fights, catching scarlet fever and getting married. Jo is the wilful headstrong one, Meg is the domesticated beauty, Beth is the gentle quiet one and Amy is the golden haired baby of the family. The saga of the March sisters also continued in Good Wives, Little Men and Jo's Boys.

Though Polley has established her credentials as a writer director with the likes of Away From Her (2006), Take This Waltz (2011) and Stories We Tell (2012), she is currently only engaged to work on the script, though we imagine Sony Pictures will offer her the director's chair if she is so inclined, should the screenplay land well with everyone involved. Amy Pascal, who recently left her job as boss at the studio, is on board to produce alongside Robin Swicord (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button) and Denise Di Novi (Crazy, Stupid, Love.).