One of your most loved childhood stories is being re-made for TV.
An eight-part television remake of Anne of Green Gables is slated for release in 2017. CBS haven’t released any information regarding casting yet, but it’s the show’s creative team that might seem a little… unorthodox.
Emmy-winning writer Moira Walley-Beckett is set to adapt the classic stories. If you’re wondering where you may have heard or read Walley-Beckett’s name before, she was the screenwriter for, wait for it… Breaking Bad.
Obviously, we’re expecting her latest endeavor to be a little less drug-cooking-chemistry-teacher and a little more frolicking-red-headed-sprite.
Walley-Beckett told the Hollywood Reporter she believes Anne’s intelligence, tenacity and spirit makes her an ideal character for current television audiences.
“Anne’s issues are contemporary issues,” she said. “Feminism, prejudice, bullying and a desire to belong. The stakes are high and her emotional journey is tumultuous. I’m thrilled to delve deeply into this resonant story, push the boundaries and give it new life.”
If you’re feeling a little nostalgic…
We’re pretty thrilled too, and while the creatives are the driving force behind the reimagining, we’re pretty excited to see who will play who, particularly our beloved Anne and Gilbert.
A quick survey of the Mamamia office has the front runners as…
- Carey Mulligan
- Emma Stone
- Sophie Turner
- Danielle Radcliffe
- Eddie Redmayne
- Douglas Booth
Other suggestions include Meryl Streep for Marilla Cuthbert, Steve Carrell for Matthew Cuthbert, and Lennon Stella (of Lennon and Masiey fame) for Diana.
Who would you cast in these much loved roles?