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New Anne of Green Gables TV Movie in 2016

Exciting news about the new Anne of Green Gables TV Movie was released today from Breakthrough Entertainment. According to the press release, the new movie, Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, will air on YTV in early 2016 and stars, 13-year-old, Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley. Ballentine has starred in movies alongside actors like Susan Sarandon in The Calling, and the television show, Reign.

In association with Kate MacDonald Bulter, who serves as an Executive Producer, the movie is directed by John Kent Harrison based on a script by Susan Coyle. Harrison's television credits include the Emmy Award-winning, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, and the multi-award winning,  William Faulkner's Old Man. Co-creator and co-star of the award-winning (and hilarious) Slings and Arrows television series, Coyne has also written for the CBC series, Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays and The Best Laid Plans.  

From the Press Release: 

"Working with Breakthrough Entertainment has been a dream come true for me. Joan Lambur, Peter Williamson and Ira Levy have been so respectful of L.M. Montgomery's most famous novel, Anne of Green Gables. From the inspired casting, the tender script and its eloquent adherence to the story of Anne Shirley, my family is so proud to be associated with bringing Breakthrough's film adaptation to a new generation of views. L.M. Montgomery was my grandmother and I think there is no doubt she would be very proud too," said Kate MacDonald Bulter. 

More details about the movie can be found here:

http://www.corusent.com/home/Corporate/PressReleases/tabid/1697/Default.aspx?Id=3005

and

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/new-anne-of-green-gables-tv-movie-introduces-younger-anne-shirley-1.3098338?cmp=rss