Greta Gerwig Is Remaking 'Little Women'
The director is eyeing Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep and Emma Stone for roles in the film
Published Jun 29, 2018Greta Gerwig delivered an original (and slightly autobiographical) coming-of-age story with last year's Lady Bird, but her next directorial project will see her tackling an old classic — Little Women.
She will direct an adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel, which tells the story of Civil War-era teenaged sisters and their mother coming to terms with life in a new town as they celebrate their first Christmas without their father at home.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gerwig is courting Lady Bird co-stars Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet for roles in the film, as well as Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Emma Stone and up-and-coming British actress Florence Pugh.
The film is a Columbia Pictures studio effort, with Amy Pascal, Denise Di Novi, Robin Swicord and Andrea Giannetti named as producers.
Last year, Gerwig spoke to Exclaim! about the importance of female power in the film industry. Read that interview here.