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Avoid The Grove on May 7. Unless You’re a Girl. And You’re 8

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Warning: The already atrocious parking at The Grove will be much, much worse on May 7.

That’s when the American Girl Place will hold an open casting call for every would-be Felicity, Samantha and Molly.

Casting agents for Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery, starring Abigail Breslin will audition girls for the HBO Films production — the first theatrical film based on an American Girl doll.

Our position on American Girl dolls is well-documented. Our position on feature films based on the cult-like obsessions of schoolgirls is less well-known, and less well-formed.

Could a script by Ann Peacock (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe) about “the clever and resourceful Kit Kittredge, a nine-year-old girl growing up in 1934 during America’s Great Depression” be any good?

We don’t have high hopes. But at least we have advance warning about the parking.

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