Little Women: First Trailer For Greta Gerwig's Latest
By James White Posted 13 Aug 2019
Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women is one of those classic stories that filmmakers just can’t stop adapting for screens both big and small. But the idea of Lady Bird‘s Greta Gerwig infusing her style, sense and sensibility into it, and gathering a quality cast of young actors, is certainly appealing. The first trailer for the film is now online.
With the likes of Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet and Eliza Scanlen starring, this Little Women also boasts the considerable thesping power of Meryl Streep, Laura Dern and Bob Odenkirk, as Gerwig directs her own adaptation.
Alcott’s book takes in the girls’ governessing, learning the piano, ice skating, having snowball fights, catching scarlet fever and getting married during the Civil War. Headstrong Jo (Ronan) wants nothing to do with boring traditional gender roles even as she finds love, with Amy (Pugh) as her dramatic sibling. Watson’s Meg sees her life as one of duty, particularly to Aunt March (Streep), while Scanlen’s Beth is the shyer, more introverted of the four. But as with the original tome, there’s much more to them than that, and we have faith Gerwig will dig into the layers.
Little Women will be in UK cinemas on 26 December.
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