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‘Paddington’ Duo Studiocanal & Heyday Team With The Astrid Lindgren Company On Pippi Longstocking Movie

‘Paddington’ Duo Studiocanal & Heyday Team With The Astrid Lindgren Company On Pippi Longstocking Movie

Paddington duo Studiocanal and David Heyman are teaming with the Astrid Lindgren Company to develop a movie based on the classic Pippi Longstocking story. Jeffrey Clifford and Rosie Alison will also produce for Heyday.

Red-haired Longstocking is the main character in the eponymous series of children’s books by celebrated Swedish author Lindgren. She originated from bedside stories told to her daughter Karin about an anything-but-pious freckled little girl with boundless energy, strength and bravery.

The first three chapter books were published from 1945 to 1948, followed by three short stories and a number of picture book adaptations. They have been translated into 77 languages with more than 65 million copies sold world-wide.

There have been a number of film and TV series adaptations of the stories over the years, including Columbia Pictures’ 1988 movie The New Adventures Of Pippi Longstocking.

Harry Potter and Paddington producer Heyman said, “I am thrilled to collaborate with Thomas Gustafsson,

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