Matthew Labyorteaux (Albert), Michael Landon (Pa), Karen Grassle (Ma) and Melissa Sue Anderson (Mary) starred in the TV version of "Little House on the Prairie." Not pictured: Melissa Gilbert (Laura).
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Matthew Labyorteaux (Albert), Michael Landon (Pa), Karen Grassle (Ma) and Melissa Sue Anderson (Mary) starred in the TV version of "Little House on the Prairie." Not pictured: Melissa Gilbert (Laura).

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Little House movie project has director, script

The iconic TV show ran from 1974 to 1983

The Hollywood Reporter —  

The “Little House on the Prairie” movie project has landed at Paramount.

The adaptation of the iconic TV series was previously in development at Sony, which picked it up in 2012 with Scott Rudin attached to produce. The title was put into turnaround last year.

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Now, the package — which includes “Martha Marcy May Marlene” filmmaker Sean Durkin, who is attached to direct, and the script by Abi Morgan — is setting up shop under the Melrose Ave. watertower.

Little House aired on NBC from 1974 to 1983 and starred Michael Landon as the patriarch of a pioneer family living in the 1880s in the American Midwest.

The show was known for its wholesome values and was a loose adaptation of the classic series of children’s books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, who based it on her childhood. (Melissa Gilbert played Laura Wilder on the show.)