UPDATE NOVEMBER 22, 2010: It looks like Julie: An American Girl Musical is in development according to a very brief page on the NYTimes site. Details we may have:
- Screenplay – Matthew Weiss
- Producer – Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas (the producer of all the previous American Girl movies)
- Goldsmith-Thomas Productions – Production Company
- HBO Films – Production Company
We will definitely keep you posted as we get more info!
Here is a quote from Reelzchannel via the Complete Guide to American Girl Doll Collecting:
At a recent press day for Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas confirmed that there are indeed plans for more American Girl movies in the pipeline.
The next American Girl to see her story make it to film? Julie Albright. “We are developing the Julie character,” Goldsmith-Thomas said, “and we’re doing her as a musical, as a high school musical.”
We’re going to have all those great songs from the ’70s,” she continued. “Julie: An American Girl Musical. It’s [set] in San Francisco.”
The movie is just in outline form as of now, so Goldsmith-Thomas was unable to confirm much more about it, but she did say the music will include both original songs written for the movie as well as music from the 1970s, and that they intend to do more open auditions like they did for Kit Kittredge. “Oh, you betcha,” she said.
This should be fun!