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Updates for Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning

According to the website The Casting Workbook, Hannah Endicott-Douglas has been cast as Anne Shirley in Sullivan Entertainment’s Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning. Endicott-Douglas has appeared in Samantha: An American Girl Holiday (2004).

Also, the Ontario District Council offers a production summary for the telefilm, listing some of the key crew members for the production. [Update: This web page is no longer online.]

We will post more information about this film once it becomes available.

More Plot Details for New Anne of Green Gables Film

This is from the Edmonton Journal:

Green Gables creators search for Anne

Elizabeth Withey, edmontonjournal.com

Published: Wednesday, July 25

EDMONTON – The creators of award-winning mini-series Anne of Green Gables are in Edmonton today on their nation-wide talent search for a girl to play the fiery red-haired orphan in a prequel.

Filmmaker Kevin Sullivan wrote original story about Anne Shirley’s childhood life before she went to live with the Cuthberts on Prince Edward Island. Sullivan’s story predates the events in Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel.

Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning will tell the story of Anne’s biological family and how she ended up in an orphanage.

The mystery will unfold when Anne finds a secret letter in the floorboards at Green Gables more than 50 years after she went to live there.

The film is set at the turn of the 20th century but is bookended by scenes of Anne as a woman in her sixties. In the story, her husband Gilbert died at the end of World War Two and her three children are far away, pre-occupied with families of their own. Anne has almost completely lost touch with her adopted son, Dominic, who is living in France.

Sullivan Entertainment will travel to seven Canadian cities to conduct auditions for girl between the ages of 10 to 12.

They are also conducting an extensive casting call on YouTube at www.youtube.com/group/screentest.

Anne of Green Gables (1985) won an Emmy and starred Megan Follows and Colleen Dewhurst. After the mini-series was broadcast, tourism on P.E.I. rose by 30 per cent.

The Story Continues—Again

Sullivan Entertainment has issued a press release announcing that Kevin Sullivan will write, produce, and direct Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning, a prequel to their 1985 miniseries. They are launching a search for a new actor to play Anne. The project should be released sometime in 2008. To find out more, visit http://www.sullivanmovies.com/.

It’s not clear whether the movie or miniseries will coincide with the *other* Anne prequel, written by Budge Wilson and scheduled for publication next March by Penguin Canada.