StudioCanal is looking to follow on its success with the Paddington movies by bringing Pippi Longstocking to the big screen.

Following their success on the Paddington movies, StudioCanal is uniting again with Heyday Films to bring another beloved character to the screen.

This time, it’s Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking who’s on her way to the movies. The film is being done with the support of Lindgren’s grandchild and Astrid Lindgren Film boss Nils Nyman. David Herman will produce, and the search is now on for a writer and director for the new film.

The books themselves debuted in 1945, and have been translated into 77 languages, notching up sales of 65 million copies around the world.

Jeffrey Clifford and Rosie Alison are also on board as producers. As we hear more news on the project, we’ll let you know.

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