Thanks to Sonia Saraiya at Vanity Fair, we don’t have to wait any longer for our first look at Greta Gerwig’s Little Women. The film (starring Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Florence Purgh, and more) is based on Louisa May Alcott’s novel, which follows the “…classic tale of four girls imagining a world beyond their humble surroundings outside Civil War–era Boston.”
Ronan plays the protagonist Jo, “…a determined, stubborn tomboy with a flair for writing.” Watson, Purgh, and HBO’s Sharp Objects‘ Eliza Scanlen play her sisters; Dern their mother Marmee and Streep plays Aunt March. The novel has remained immensely famous for many decades. It has surely influenced more than several readers and writers since its original publication.
It has certainly influenced Gerwig, who like many of us, identified with the character of Jo March, who is both the protagonist and the one kinda telling the story of these Little Women.
“This feels like autobiography. When you live through a book, it almost becomes the landscape of your inner life. … It becomes part of you, in a profound way.” – Greta Gerwig
Needless to say, we cannot wait to see Little Women when it is released on December 25, 2019. We may even have to read and/or reread Alcott’s Little Women to prepare.
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