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Open Casting Call for Anne of Green Gables — Via YouTube

According to the Globe and Mail (coming to me by way of Cinematical), the lively redheaded Anne of Green Gables is making a comeback in a feature-length prequel titled Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning. The most interesting part, though, is this: the next Anne will be discovered via YouTube, and filmmakers have posted a brief YouTube video specifying how a young lady might submit herself for the role.

Apparently I've neglected to keep up on Anne of Green Gables news in recent years. I was aware of the movies and TV show, but I had no idea that, as the article states the fiesty girl also "inspired...Canada's longest-running musical, a Japanese anime series, countless pigtails and a good portion of Prince Edward Island's tourism industry." And now this. I must say I find this amusing, and you can be sure I'll be checking this YouTube group to watch the videos of adolescent girls emoting and flouncing and looking earnest.

To see the casting call video (Real quote: "Have you ever been called 'spunky'?"),


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Supergrover Supergrover 8 years
The movies, books, and Road to Avonlea, pretty much dominated my pre-teen years. Imagine my dismay when I got older and realized the sweeping romance I looked forward to wasn't gonna happen lol. I went to PEI when I was 12. I saw "Green Gables" and all the little places the tourism guides mark as must sees, but it didn't phase me, it wasn't "real". Cavendish is one mass tourist trap. Lots of places like "Matthew and Marilla's Pizza Parlor" etc. You can't escape the music from the musical either! ha! It may sound silly but the only things worth the trip were A. Finding L.M. Montgomery's grave and paying my respects, and thanking her for such an awesome gift.. her stories. B.The untouched beauty of the rest of the island, (everywhere not-Anne related). The farms, fields of wildflowers, the dunes; those places felt most like what I read about. Its a gorgeous must see! C. The view of the island as I left on the ferry. Seeing that amazing bold sunset shine on the giant red cliffs over the sea, breathtaking! I even managed to sneak a bottle of red dirt back over the border on the way back into the states! D. Staying with family in Pictou, Nova Scotia... riding horses, visiting cows on dairy farms, hang gliding, picking wild blueberries, swimming in freezing cold ponds, breathing amazingly clean air, quiet, etc. I dunno, I just can't imagine anyone other than Megan Follows being Anne, its just not right.
juju4 juju4 8 years
To me, Megan Follows will always be Anne. I can't imagine anyone playing her. And Gil! Ahh, bestill my heart.
Smithers Smithers 8 years
I was born in PEI!!! I can't wait to see this movie! What a boost for the island...
aspartame aspartame 9 years
Have you been looking at the videos? I LOVE Angelina, and Emma Tow is too cute. http://uk.youtube.com/group/screentest
partysugar partysugar 9 years
I just saw the play on Broadway it was too cute!
Advah Advah 9 years
I'm in love with these books (or Emily of the New Moon series). I'm not sure about the prequel thing though, can't they just use the books? They're too good to be ignored!
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
Oh I love Anne!! The books were awesome and I loved the movies too. I never seen the tv show. I don't really think a prequel will be that great. I'll probably watch it though :)
rainbowbite rainbowbite 9 years
oh my god, WHERE was youtube when I was a young wannabe Anne? I used to practice talking like her in the mirror. I really hope they don't make a cheesy dumbed down version of it, but I bet they will. I used to have a boyfriend from PEI and I swear part of the attraction was the fantasy of living there one day.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
needless to say - I love Anne! :) Road to Avonlea is my very favorite show ever and i just love all the movies. A prequel sounds like it'll be interesting. thanks for posting this!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
The YouTube auditions should make for interesting viewing. Like others, though, I think the idea of a prequel seems a bit off; yet, if it gives us even more insight into Anne, then it could be fun.
sarabel sarabel 9 years
I LOVE the Anne of Green Gables movies! Absolute favorites!!!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
I love these books, but I'm not sure a prequel works either. I'll just stick with the novels!
ellenmarie ellenmarie 9 years
I loved Anne of Green Gables!
CollegeGirl CollegeGirl 9 years
I love the Anne movies and the Avonlea tv show, but I really don't know how well a prequel will work. The whole point of Anne of Green Gables is the fact that she had a terrible life before she was adopted by Matthew and Marilla. I'll be anxious to see how it turns out.
HistoryGeek913 HistoryGeek913 9 years
I loved the TV series - watched it all the time. Not sure what a prequel will be, but I am intrigued.

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