Debra Granik

Pippi Longstocking Coming from Director Debra Granik

The Los Angeles Times talked with Winter's Bone director Debra Granik who revealed she is developing a new treatment for Pippi Longstocking with her producing partner Anne Rosellini.

Nine-year-old Pippi is unconventional, assertive, and has superhuman strength, being able to lift her horse one-handed without difficulty. She frequently mocks and dupes adults she encounters, an attitude likely to appeal to young readers; however, Pippi usually reserves her worst behavior for the most pompous and condescending of adults. She turns white around the nose whenever she gets angry, though this rarely happens. Pippi's anger is reserved for the most extreme cases, such as when a man ill-treats his horse.

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