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Helmer Found for "American Girl"

May 10, 2007 (4:05 am) GMT
Canadian filmmaker Patricia Rozema has been tapped to direct Picturehouse and HBO Films' "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery."

The coveted seat is finally taken by Canadian filmmaker Patricia Rozema. Yes, Picturehouse and HBO Films have assigned the "Mansfield Park" director to helm their "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery", a live-action feature inspired by the line of dolls and accessories.

Being so, Rozema thereby will direct based on script penned by Ann Peacock, known for her work in "." Story follows the titular character, a clever and resourceful nine-year-old girl, as she grows up during America's Great Depression.

Production on the picture is slated to begin next month for a July 2, 2008 release with toplining and , Glenne Headly, plus co-starring. Meanwhile, , , and Wallace Shawn are all still in talks to join in.

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