Stoner fave directs homespun tale
More on the strangest career in Hollywood. A decade ago, with subtle, spooky pictures such as George Washington and All the Real Girls, David Gordon Green announced himself as the natural successor to Terrence Malick. Then he took a hemp-scented swerve into undemanding comedies such as the funny Pineapple Express and the dire The Sitter. The news that he is to direct a version of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie – source for a hugely popular 1970s TV show – will thus cause a great degree of puzzled speculation. Will he play it straight or cast Seth Rogen as a permanently stoned Charles Ingalls?
The information that Abi Morgan, writer of The Iron Lady and Shame, is to pen the script suggests that Ingalls enthusiasts (of which there are many) need not fret overly.