Director Greta Gerwig, fresh off her successful directorial debut with Lady Bird, that earned her five nominations at this year’s Academy Awards, is eyeing her next project: a new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott‘s novel Little Women seems to be on her radar.
Gerwig, who has been praised for her female-driven storylines, will definitely prove to be an asset in this upcoming remake that follows the March sisters as they navigate life in the aftermath of the American Civil War.
The movie is definitely up for a good start, with an A-list cast attached to star in the main roles, including the likes of Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Saoirse Ronan – who has already worked with Gerwig before in Lady Bird – and Timotheé Chalamet.
Although not much has been revealed about the plot, it’s hard to believe that there will be any major change from the novel. The new remake of the classical novel comes after a long list of TV and movie adaptations, with the last adaptation dated back to 1994 and starring Wynona Ryder, Gabriel Byrne, Christian Bale and Claire Danes in the titular characters.
Surely, the film will benefit from Gerwig’s capable hands and from the stellar cast that is set to star. It’s been a long time coming since the last adaptation, and given that Hollywood has seemingly fallen out with originality, a remake of Little Women seems inevitable. Let’s just hope that the talents involved will render justice to the classic novel.