Musical version of 'Anne of Green Gables' heading to the big screen
A girl dressed as the character Anne of Green Gables, meets Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, in Dalvay-by-the-Sea on Prince Edward Island as part of their Royal Tour of Canada, Monday, July 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Published Monday, September 9, 2013 9:25PM EDT
TORONTO - A musical version of "Anne of Green Gables" is heading to the big screen.
The revamp comes from Toronto-based production company The Film Farm, in collaboration with producing partner Kelley Harron, the daughter of the original co-writer of the musical, Don Harron.
Kelley Harron says in a news release that the music and lyrics "are as relevant and enjoyable now as they were when they were first imagined."
The stage musical celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014.
The adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved children's tale will be written by actor-playwright Kristen Thomson.
Kelley Harron is also currently working with Shaun Majumder of "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" on his feature film directorial debut.