When it comes to classic literature, Louisa May Alcott‘s Little Women is right up there with the best. This Christmas fans of the novel will be treated to new spin courtesy of Greta Gerwig.
Sony Pictures have just sent us the Film’s first UK Trailer. As the March sisters antics played by Emma Watson (Meg), Saoirse Ronan (Jo), Florence Pugh (Amy) plays, Eliza Scanlen (Beth).The films follows the sisters growing up from children to adulthood. Coming Of Age in New England during the U.S Civil War, determined to live their lives in their own terms.
With Ronan reconnecting with her Lady Bird director she is reunited with Timothée Chalamet (also starred in the same film).As for the actual story, there is no word if they will follow the original film plot like for like. Looks ambitious and when you recreate a classic story, you tread the shaky path of “oh not another version’.
Greta Gerwig has a lot of ambition and here’s hoping she does stamp her own style on the story. Give a classic story a modern twist!
Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms — is both timeless and timely. Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbour Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.
The film also stars Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, James Norton, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk,Louis Garrel and Chris Cooper.
Little Women will be released in the UK and Ireland from 26th December (25th in the USA).