In case you haven’t heard yet, the literary classic Little Women is getting a fresh remake for the big screen! It will be directed by Academy Award nominee Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) and the cast is absolutely incredible. The film is set to star Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, Laura Dern, Saoirse Ronan, Timothee Chalamet, Eliza Scanlen, and Florence Pugh. Impressive right? Did I hear someone say “and the Oscar goes to…”?
Sensing our excitement, Emma Watson shared a first glimpse at the cast in action with a vintage-inspired shot of them in costume. She captioned the photo “I could never love anyone as I love my sisters.” – Louisa May Alcott, @littlewomenofficial 💗 From left: Meg March, Greta Gerwig (director), Jo March, Amy March, Beth March and Laurie (Theodore Laurence).” Check it out below!
Written by Louisa May Alcott in 1869, Little Women “follows teenaged sisters Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg and their mother in Civil War era Massachusetts as they navigate their new town, true love, and their first holiday without their father, a traveling minister.” Streep will be playing Aunt March and Dern will be playing Marmee March. Watson, Ronan, Pugh, and Scanlen will be playing Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth March. Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, and Chris Cooper are also set to star.
The project teams Gerwig back up with Chalamet and Ronan who both appeared in last year’s Lady Bird, which was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Director for Gerwig and Best Actress for Ronan. Chalamet is no stranger to the Oscars either having just been nominated last year for Call Me By Your Name and will most likely be back again this year thanks to his and Steve Carrell’s Beautiful Boy. Of course, Streep is iconic in the world of film having been nominated for more Oscars than any other actor with three wins under her belt. She will soon be starring in the upcoming season of Big Little Lies and the new Mary Poppins film with Emily Blunt.
Are you excited for the Little Women remake? The film hits theaters next Christmas!