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Little Women Has a Big, All-Star Cast

August 13th, 2019Little Women Has a Big, All-Star Cast

If Oscar® success was predicted solely on a trailer, then Greta Gerwig’s LITTLE WOMEN would be viewed as the current frontrunner for virtually every Academy Award® this coming season. The new trailer for the latest adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s seminal novel just arrived, and you can view it right here:

Alas, Oscars® are not handed out for trailers alone, and so we will have to wait to see the entirety of LITTLE WOMEN when it arrives in theatres later this year. But so far, based on this literal introduction to the new LITTLE WOMEN, everything looks extremely promising.

Industry pundits and audience members have been eagerly anticipating word on director Greta Gerwig’s follow-up to her Oscar-nominated autobiographical dramedy LADY BIRD. Gerwig chose LITTLE WOMEN, then assembled a jaw-dropping cast that includes LADY BIRD co-stars Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet.

Joining them on screen? None other than Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, James Norton, Bob Odenkirk and Chris Cooper. It’s a powerhouse ensemble, working with a timeless novel, that should amount to Hollywood gold.

Published in 1868, "Little Women" was a semi-autobiographical account by Louisa May Alcott about her life growing up as one of four sisters in a Massachusetts home. The novel follows the March sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy — as we learn about their differing personalities, individual dreams and the obstacles they encounter (some of which are linked to affairs of the heart).

The casting by Greta Gerwig appears on point, with Saoirse Ronan taking the lead as Josephine “Jo” March, a strong-willed and often stubborn protagonist who pursues a career in writing (and is basically Alcott on the page). But the rest of the cast will have plenty to work with, as Alcott’s novel (and sequel book, published as a second volume in 1869) fully develops all of the March sisters and the family members in their orbit.

So far, LITTLE WOMEN has chosen to sit out the initial run of fall film festivals, which include Toronto and Venice. This means most of us will have to wait several months until we see how Gerwig managed to follow up LADY BIRD.

As of right now, LITTLE WOMEN has a planned release date of December 25. Stay tuned to the AMC Scene for any and all updates on the movie’s progress.

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