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'?"),