Pascal, the recently former Co-chairman of Sony, has signed on to produce the film along with Denise DeNovi. The project was previously announced in the Fall of 2013.
Pascal is currently set to produce a number of upcoming films including the currently untitled reboot of Spider-Man and Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters film.
Polley will adapt the novel for the screenplay. It has been revealed that she has not decided if she will be directing the film yet, and has chosen the decide once the script has been completed.
Polley was nominated for an Academy Award for her work on the screenplay for Away From Her, which she also directed.
The novel is loosely based on Alcott and her three sisters, and is a period drama that follows the March sisters in their coming of age following the Civil War. The last film version, in 1994, was also produced by Sony & DiNovi and was directed by Gillian Armstrong.
Lou Chase | Staff Writer