Picturehouse and HBO Films have set Patricia Rozema to direct Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery, the live-action feature starring Abigail Breslin and inspired by the line of dolls and accessories. The film has set a release date of July 2, 2008.
Stanley Tucci, Glenne Headly and Jane Krakowski have also been set, and talks are under way with Julia Ormond, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Wallace Shawn to join the cast.
The film tells the story of the clever and resourceful Kit Kittredge (Breslin), a nine-year-old girl growing up in 1934 during America’s Great Depression.
Ann Peacock (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe) wrote the script, and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Marisa Yeres and Lisa Gillan are producing. Filming begins next month.