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LITTLE WOMEN (2018): Lea Thompson To Headline Louisa May Alcott Adaptation

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Lea Thompson Set To Star In Planned Adaptation Of Little Women

Switched at Birth star Lea Thompson has been cast in the lead role of director Clare Niederpruem’s Little Women.

While contemporary audiences might recognize her from her role on the ABC family drama, Thompson is remembered by children of the 1980’s as Lorraine McFly, the mother of Marty McFly, in Robert Zemeckis‘ classic Back to the Future trilogy. Since then, she has had roles in Dennis the Menace, The Beverly Hillbillies, and The Little Rascals. Additionally, she had a starring role in the 1990’s TV series Caroline in the City.

Based on the novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott, the planned film will feature Thompson as Marmee, the mother of the family whose story the book follows, and mark Niedepruem’s debut as a director. Paulist Productions and Main Dog Productions are fronting money for the project, which is set for release some time in 2018.

Deadline, the source of this story, shares the following information about the movie:

Niederpruem co-wrote the script with her writing partner Kristi Shimek for Paulist Productions’ Chris Donahue and Marybeth Sprows who will produce alongside Main Dog Productions’ Maclain Nelson and Stephen Shimek.

Sprows sought out a partnership with Nelson after seeing the theatrical success of his last two independent features, Once I Was a Beehive and the Saratov Approach, which was distributed Purdie Distribution.

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