You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Amelia Bedelia’ coming to bigscreen

In a seven-figure deal that took two years to complete, Universal and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will turn the children’s book series “Amelia Bedelia” into a live-action feature film. Herman Parish, nephew of “Amelia Bedelia” creator Peggy Parish, will write the script. He has continued writing the 40-year-old series since his aunt’s death in 1988. “Amelia Bedelia” revolves around a housekeeper whose literal interpretations of instructions left by her employers always leads to trouble. Peggy Parish was an English teacher who began writing the series in 1963 to teach young students that words aren’t always meant to be taken literally.

More News

  • Exclusive - All RoundMandatory Credit: Photo

    Selma Blair Says She Has Multiple Sclerosis in Heartfelt Instagram Post

    In a seven-figure deal that took two years to complete, Universal and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will turn the children’s book series “Amelia Bedelia” into a live-action feature film. Herman Parish, nephew of “Amelia Bedelia” creator Peggy Parish, will write the script. He has continued writing the 40-year-old series since his aunt’s […]

  • Loretta Lynn

    Loretta Lynn Hospitalized With 'Serious' Health Issues

    In a seven-figure deal that took two years to complete, Universal and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will turn the children’s book series “Amelia Bedelia” into a live-action feature film. Herman Parish, nephew of “Amelia Bedelia” creator Peggy Parish, will write the script. He has continued writing the 40-year-old series since his aunt’s […]

  • ‘Joy’ by Sudabeh Mortezai Wins Best

    'Joy' by Sudabeh Mortezai Wins Best Film at BFI London Film Festival

    In a seven-figure deal that took two years to complete, Universal and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will turn the children’s book series “Amelia Bedelia” into a live-action feature film. Herman Parish, nephew of “Amelia Bedelia” creator Peggy Parish, will write the script. He has continued writing the 40-year-old series since his aunt’s […]

  • Max Mutchnick and David KohanGLSEN Respect

    'Will & Grace' Co-Creator Doesn't Want to See Tim Allen Get Political on 'Last Man Standing'

    In a seven-figure deal that took two years to complete, Universal and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will turn the children’s book series “Amelia Bedelia” into a live-action feature film. Herman Parish, nephew of “Amelia Bedelia” creator Peggy Parish, will write the script. He has continued writing the 40-year-old series since his aunt’s […]

  • Halloween

    'Halloween': 20 Inside Jokes and Easter Eggs

    In a seven-figure deal that took two years to complete, Universal and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will turn the children’s book series “Amelia Bedelia” into a live-action feature film. Herman Parish, nephew of “Amelia Bedelia” creator Peggy Parish, will write the script. He has continued writing the 40-year-old series since his aunt’s […]

  • Ellie Kemper book my squirrel days

    Ellie Kemper’s Irreverent New Book Tracks Her Missteps and Misadventures in Hollywood

    In a seven-figure deal that took two years to complete, Universal and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will turn the children’s book series “Amelia Bedelia” into a live-action feature film. Herman Parish, nephew of “Amelia Bedelia” creator Peggy Parish, will write the script. He has continued writing the 40-year-old series since his aunt’s […]

  • Charles S. Cohen on Lumière Fest,

    Charles S. Cohen on the Lumière Festival, Buster Keaton, the Cinema Experience

    In a seven-figure deal that took two years to complete, Universal and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will turn the children’s book series “Amelia Bedelia” into a live-action feature film. Herman Parish, nephew of “Amelia Bedelia” creator Peggy Parish, will write the script. He has continued writing the 40-year-old series since his aunt’s […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content