You can tell we’re heading into awards season as the trailers are dropping for potential nominees and to that end we now have the Little Women trailer. Directed by Greta Gerwig-it is the oft filmed adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel which Sony Pictures will release this Christmas. This will be at least the sixth version that we are aware of with the last notable all star version being in 1994 with Winona Ryder.
The story follows teenaged sisters Amy (Florence Pugh), Jo (Saoirse Ronan), Meg (Emma Watson) and Beth (Eliza Scanlen) and their mother in Civil War-era Massachusetts as they navigate their new town, true love, and their first holiday without their minister father. The four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.
Gerwig has secured a pretty great cast here with Florence Pugh riding high in another change of pace after true life story ‘Fighting with my Family‘ and horror film ‘Midsommar‘, Saorise Ronan was excellent in Mary Queen of Scots earlier this year. Emma Watson took over from Emma Stone who was tied up with Oscar winner The Favourite whereas Eliza Scanlen is an Australian actress who is very much an emerging new star. The irony here is that for a classic American novel none of the four leads are American so be sure to hear US actresses have a whinge. Add to this a not insignificant number of highly regarded award winning actors that includes Meryl Streep, Timothee Chalamet, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern and James Norton.
Little Women is released in the US on 25th December 2019 and in the UK on 26th December 2019
Here’s the Little Women trailer…….