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The nine-book series began in 1932 and followed the author's recollections of growing up with her family in a log cabin in 1871. The property is best known for its long-running TV series adaptation starring Michael Landon.
Originally setup at Sony Pictures, David Gordon Green ("Joe," "Prince Avalance") was slated to direct but was replaced just over a year ago by Sean Durkin ("Martha Marcy May Marlene"). Then the film was put in turnaround by the studio where it languished until Paramount scooped it up recently.
Source: The Daily Mail »
- Garth Franklin
Sony Pictures had launched development of the project in 2012 with Scott Rudin attached to produce. The title was put into turnaround last year after Amy Pascal stepped down as co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment with Tom Rothman replacing her.
Variety reported in June that Rothman had axed the “Little House” project due to concerns about its proposed $45 million budget.
- Dave McNary
Here's Johnny! Tonight's the night for fans of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Antenna TV begins running full episodes, re-billed as Johnny Carson. NBC owns the rights to The Tonight Show moniker.
Antenna's Johnny Carson TV series kicks off with the January 1, 1982 episode. Eddie Murphy and McLean Stevenson are featured. Other guests this coming week include: Foster Brooks, Bob Hope, Michael Landon, Freddie Prinze, Richard Pryor, Sean Penn, Oprah Winfrey, Christopher Reeve, Dana Carvey, and Jay Leno.
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3 items from 2016
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