I didn’t even know this was in the making! I would love to see it! Check out the synopsis and trailer below. Wow, that little girl is a good actress. :-)
Written and directed by Kevin Sullivan (the same director of the previous Anne movies), Anne of Green Gables – A New Beginning was released in Canada in December of 2008. You can buy it in a (rather expensive) movie pack at sullivanboutique here. I’m not sure yet when it will be available to buy separately, but I’ll let you all know when I find out!
Starring: Shirley Maclaine, Hannah Endicott-Douglas, Barbara Hershey, Rachel Blanchard, Vivian Endicott-Douglas
Synopsis: It is 1945 and Anne Shirley (Academy-award nominee and Golden Globe winner, Barbara Hershey) now a successful, middle-aged writer has returned to Prince Edward Island for an extended visit. On a whim, she agrees to write a play for a theatre producer. The play, she reasons, will keep her busy—at least busy enough to not go out of her mind with worry about her only son who has yet to return from the war overseas. But a long-hidden secret in the form of a letter from her errant father, discovered under the floorboards at Green Gables, provides a distraction of its own. As Anne struggles to complete the play, she delves into long-buried memories, reliving the troubled years before she arrived as an orphan at the Green Gables farmhouse. She is forced to confront the fact that she made up stories about her life; after her mother died and when her father deserted his young daughter. During that time, Young Anne (newcomer Hannah Endicott-Douglas), is taken into the care of a wealthy matriarch, Amelia Thomas (Academy-award winner Shirley MacLaine) and her daughter-in-law, Louisa (Rachel Blanchard), which changes her life forever.
Over the course of one remarkable summer, Anne Shirley discovers the astonishing truth about her father, the origins of her quest for “kindred spirits” and the roots of her brilliant, magical imagination.