Bob Odenkirk joins star-studded cast of Little Women remake
According to Deadline, Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk has joined the star-studded ensemble cast of Little Women, the upcoming film adaptation from Academy Award nominated director Greta Gerwig.
Odenkirk is best known for his roles in TV shows such as the crime drama series Breaking Bad and its spinoff Better Call Saul. He recently starred in one of this year’s blockbuster hit animated film Incredibles 2, lending his voice to the character of Winston Deavor.
The cast for the film also includes Meryl Streep (Iron Lady, Mary Poppins Returns), Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Mary Queen of Scots), Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name, Beautiful Boy), Emma Watson (Harry Potter, Beauty and the Beast), Florence Pugh (The Falling), Laura Dern (Twin Peaks, Jurassic Oark), and James Norton. Jo March would be played by Ronan, with Watson 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.