Winter’s Bone Director Developing Pippi Longstocking


What is Debra Granik developing in the wake of her indie success directing Winter's Bone, the story of a young girl with an iron will who's not afraid of any adult? The answer came almost as an aside in the L.A. Times this weekend: She's co-writing the treatment for a new Pippi Longstocking feature film, in one of those inspired marriages between filmmaker and material that first sounds so wrong and then, so right. Would you cut off someone's arm to see Granik's take on Pippi? [LAT via MCN]