One of NBC's most popular television series of the '70s and early '80s is leaving the Midwest and heading for Hollywood. Paramount Pictures will be adapting Little House on the Prairie, which ran on TV from 1974 to 1983, for the big screen, per the Hollywood Reporter. The original series, which starred Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert, was based on books written by Laura Ingalls Wilder, who based the tales on her late-1800s childhood in remote locations such as Walnut Grove, Minn., and De Smet, SD, the Los Angeles Times notes.
The movie will be directed by Sean Durkin, who won a 2011 Sundance directing award for his film Martha Marcy May Marlene. The Little House cast has not yet been announced. (Meanwhile, Melissa Gilbert has been in the news recently for breast implants, tax woes, and a run for Congress.)