Little Women (2019 film)
|Directed by||Greta Gerwig|
|Screenplay by||Greta Gerwig|
|Based on||Little Women|
by Louisa May Alcott
|Cinematography||Yorick Le Saux|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Releasing|
Little Women is an upcoming drama film written and directed by Greta Gerwig. It is an adaptation of the 1868 novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Chris Cooper and Meryl Streep. It marks the eighth adaptation of Alcott's novel following silent versions in 1917 and 1918, the 1933 version by George Cukor, the 1949 version by Mervyn LeRoy, the 1978 version by David Lowell Rich, the 1994 version by Gillian Armstrong, and the 2018 adaptation. It is scheduled to be released on December 25, 2019, by Columbia Pictures.
Little Women explores the lives of sisters in 1860s Massachusetts. According to its producer, the new adaptation focuses more on the March sisters' young adult lives, particularly after Meg, Jo, and Amy leave their family home. The film jumps back and forth in time and focuses more on themes rather than narrative.
- Meryl Streep as Aunt March
- Saoirse Ronan as Jo March
- Timothée Chalamet as Theodore "Laurie" Laurence
- Florence Pugh as Amy March
- Eliza Scanlen as Beth March
- James Norton as John Brooke
- Laura Dern as Marmee March
- Emma Watson as Meg March
- Louis Garrel as Friedrich Bhaer
- Bob Odenkirk
- Chris Cooper
- Abby Quinn as Annie
In August 2016, Greta Gerwig was announced to re-write the draft initially written by Polley. In June 2018, Gerwig was brought on as director, with Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet and Florence Pugh set to star in the film. In July 2018, Eliza Scanlen joined the cast. In August 2018, James Norton and Laura Dern joined the cast. Then on the same month, Emma Watson was cast to replace Stone after obligations with promoting The Favourite forced Stone to depart. In September 2018, Louis Garrel, Bob Odenkirk and Chris Cooper joined the cast. In October 2018, New Regency Pictures was announced as an additional financier on the film, and Abby Quinn joined the cast.
Principal photography began on October 5, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts. Additional filming locations included Harvard, Massachusetts. The Arnold Arboretum was used as a location to film a scene in a 19th century Paris park.
The film is set to be released on December 25, 2019.
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