And it could be scripted by Abi Morgan, the British writer of 'Shame' and 'The Iron Lady'

Plans are underway to turn Little House On The Prairie into a feature film.

Based on a series of children’s books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House On The Prairie ran as a popular American TV series from 1974 to 1983. It told the story of a close-knit family trying to make a living on a Minnesota farm in the 1870s.

According to Deadline, Sony Pictures is now “in negotiations” to give the beloved franchise its big screen debut. The report notes that “the deal hasn’t happened yet”, but the project has already assembled a crack creative team.

The film would be directed by David Gordon Green, whose previous credits include Pineapple Express and The Sitter. Oscar-winning producer Scott Rudin, who worked on The Social Network and No Country For Old Men, is also on board.

Meanwhile, British screenwriter Abi Morgan (pictured) – the creator of BBC’s The Hour – is in line to provide the script. Morgan’s previous film credits include Shame, which starred Michael Fassbender as a sex addict, and The Iron Lady, in which Meryl Streep portrayed a demented Margaret Thatcher, making her a leftfield choice for an American family movie.