January 26, 2016 5:49 pm

‘Little House on the Prairie’ movie gets green light at Paramount

The original cast of 'Little House on the Prairie.'


It seems like down-home family values still have a place in modern cinema, as evidenced by Paramount Pictures green-lighting a Little House on the Prairie movie.

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the iconic TV series will be adapted into a full-length movie, but no release or production dates have been finalized.

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Originally picked up by Sony Pictures in 2012, the Little House movie was put into turnaround in 2015, thereby allowing Paramount to step in and take the reins.

Variety reported in June that Sony had axed Little House due to concerns about its proposed $45 million budget.

Martha Marcy May Marlene director, Canadian-born Sean Durkin, is set to helm the project behind the camera.

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The TV series Little House on the Prairie aired from 1974 to 1983 and starred Michael Landon as the patriarch of the Ingalls family. Often featuring family-friendly storylines and plots, the show is based on the series of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, chronicling a pioneer family in the 1880s as they settle into then-wild Minnesota.

Wilder was played by actress Melissa Gilbert, who was still a child actor for most of the show’s run.

There has been no official casting for the film as of this writing.

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