In news that has prompted an outcry from film geeks across the Internet, indie darling
Gerwig, 30, will play the female equivalent of
The news has prompted some fans to call Gerwig, who began her career in micro-budget mumblecore movies such as
But in a twist that should calm the purists, Gerwig has also been tapped as a writer and producer on the project, should it go to series, meaning that her distinctive voice could have an audience of millions each week. And what's so wrong with that?
Plus, Gerwig will still have plenty of time for indie films during her summer hiatus.