Even for an umpteenth remake, the expectations for this one are very high.
That’s inevitable with virtually any adaptation of Louisa May Alcott‘s Little Women, arguably the most beloved novel of all time by American girls, young and old. That then becomes especially true when the creative talent involved is of such highly admired pedigree. Indeed, this Little Women isn’t just another version; it’s an event.
It marks the follow-up to Lady Bird, the feature filmmaking debut for actress turned writer/director Greta Gerwig, one that nabbed critical praise and multiple Oscar nominations including Best Picture. This also reunites Gerwig with that movie’s lead actress Saoirse Ronan; she plays Jo March, along with Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlen as sisters Meg, Amy, and Beth.
The all-star supporting cast boasts a deep bench ensemble: Laura Dern as mother Marmee, Meryl Streep as Aunt March, and Bob Odenkirk as father Robert. Tracy Letts, James Norton, and Chris Cooper also co-star.
But the cast member likely to garner the most swoons is Timothée Chalamet who absolutely broods as Laurie, the neighboring young man who crushes hard on Jo.
This holiday gift will open on movie screens Christmas Day, December 25, 2019.
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