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Production will begin on a film based on the American Girl series of books and memorabilia, starring Little Miss Sunshine actress Abigail Breslin and directed by Patricia Rozema. The story follows Kit Kittredge, a young girl who helps her family survive as they struggle through the Depression era. It is set to be released in July 2008, Variety reports.
Stanley Tucci, Glenne Headly, and Jane Krakowski have also agreed to star in the film. Ann Peacock, who also wrote The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, penned the script. According to the article, filming begins next month. (The Advocate)