Published: Sun, July 01, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

'Lady Bird' crew may reunite for new film

'Lady Bird' crew may reunite for new film

How many adaptations of Little Women can we pack into the next few years? According to Variety, Greta Gerwig is eyeing an adaptation for TriStar which would unite her with Lady Bird's Saoirse Ronan and Timothee Chalamet, as well as (potentially) Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, and Florence Pugh.

Greta Gerwig, queen of the female coming-of-age movie, might just make the ideal Little Women. The studio is now testing actresses for the role of the kind-hearted sister Beth.

Specific roles for stars of the new adaptation have yet to be determined, but considering Gerwig once described Chalamet as "a young Christian Bale", he seems like a ideal fit to play Laurie - and hopefully his proven chemistry with Ronan will be on full display with her taking on the role of Jo.

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It is unclear which roles the actors would play in the story, which chronicles the lives of the four March sisters ― Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy ― and their mother during and after the Civil War. The most famous version is likely the 1994 adaptation which starred Winona Ryder and Gabriel Byrne.

Given her track record, it will be interesting to see what fresh perspective she might bring to Louisa May Alcott's novel, which has been adapted numerous times. This new cast led by Ronan and Chalamet would certainly live up to the greatness of the '94 cast - especially Chalamet, whose gorgeous mane would definitely rival Bale's floppy hair. But at it's heart, Little Women is a tender coming-of-age story, and no one is better at coming-of-age stories than Gerwig.

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