Writer/director Greta Gerwig follows her Oscar-nominated debut with her adaptation of the much-loved classic LITTLE WOMEN.
“I could not write a girl’s story knowing little about any but my own sisters and always preferring boys.”
So said Louisa May Allcott of her story LITTLE WOMEN, originally published in 1880 and now rightly termed a much-loved classic. Following the fortunes of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March around the time of the American Civil War, it both enchants in its depiction of romance and empowers in its portrayal of its main heroine Jo and her independent spirit. The novel has been adapted many times for the stage and screen and the latest version is a new adaptation by the Oscar-nominated writer/director of 2017’s coming-of-age comedy/drama Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig.
The new film also marks the reuniting of two of the stars from Lady Bird with their writer/director: the brilliant and triple Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan plays Jo and the young man of the moment and Oscar-nominee Timothee Chalamet plays Jo’s best friend Laurie. Joining them in the LITTLE WOMEN cast are a formidable array of talented actors, including Harry Potter alumni Emma Watson as Meg, the incredible Lady Macbeth and Little Drummer Girl herself Florence Pugh as Amy and the breakout star of TV’s Sharp Objects Eliza Scanlen as Beth. We’ll also see the wonderful Laura Dern as the March sisters’ mother Marmee and none other than Meryl Streep as Aunt March.
The trailer for the movie really seems to capture the energy and emotion of the book and so I’m looking forward to seeing the film when it opens in the U.K. on 26th December.
Take a look…