Laura Dern in talks to star in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Big Little Lies star Laura Dern has entered talks to join Meryl Streep (Iron Lady, Mary Poppins Returns) in Academy Award nominated director Greta Gerwig’s film adaptation of Little Women.
In addition to Dern, Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Mary Queen of Scots), Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name, Beautiful Boy), Emma Stone (La La Land, Maniac), Florence Pugh (The Falling) and James Norton are also confirmed to be in talks to join the cast. Jo March would be played by Ronan, with Stone starring as Meg March, Chalamet portraying Laurie Laurence, and Amy March being played by Pugh.
Little Women is based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. The story follows the March sisters: Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg in post-Civil War America. The book has been adapted numerous times, including the recent BBC miniseries starring Maya Hawke, Kathryn Newton, Dylan Baker and Willa Fitzgerald.
Little Women‘s screenplay is written by Gerwig who is also set to direct the film. The producers are Amy Pascal, Denise Di Novi and Robin Swicord. Andrea Giannetti will oversee the production for Columbia.
Sony’s Columbia Pictures will release the film on Christmas Day 2019.
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