The trailer for the new ‘Little Women’ remake is out—and the cast looks amazing

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Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March are back in our lives, and we couldn’t be happier.

The sisters in “Little Women” will be portrayed by some big-name celebrities in a new version of the movie that will be released in theaters on Christmas Day this year.

“Little Women” is a coming-of-age story set during the Civil War in Massachusetts that tells the story of the four March sisters.

The eldest sister Meg March will be played by British actress Emma Watson, of “Harry Potter” fame. Florence Pugh, another British actress, plays the youngest sister Amy March.

Playing the lead role of Jo March is Academy Award-nominated Saoirse Ronan, an Irish actress whom many know from “Lady Bird,” “Atonement” and “The Lovely Bones.” Finally, Beth March is portrayed by Eliza Scanlen, an Australian actress you may have seen in HBO’s drama series “Sharp Objects.”

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Perhaps one of the biggest stars to join the “Little Women” cast is Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, who plays the cantankerous Aunt March.

Rounding out the cast is Timothée Chalamet, who portrays next-door neighbor Laurie. He is Jo’s childhood confidant and their relationship throughout the story has our hearts swooning.

Additionally, “Big Little Lies” star Laura Dern plays Marmee, the mother of the four girls, who supports their free spirits. The girls’ father is away during the Civil War throughout much of the story.

The 2019 version of “Little Women” is directed by Academy Award-nominated Greta Gerwig, who directed “Lady Bird” and also has a long list of acting credits.

Strong Women

A new generation will get to meet the March family and learn the lesson of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel: That women are strong and have many more goals than their status in society allows.

The oldest “Little Women” sister, Meg, is a romantic who dreams of love. Beth is sensitive and caring. The artistic sister, Amy, is the pesky youngest sister but eventually matures and finds a love of her own.

Jo is an aspiring writer and budding feminist who doesn’t believe she needs a man to survive, despite being warned by others that she should marry for money.

Learn more about the storyline by watching the trailer from Columbia Pictures and Sony Entertainment on YouTube:

Hollywood has adapted “Little Women” many times before. A 1933 film starred Katharine Hepburn as Jo and was directed by George Cukor. More recently, a 1994 version starred Winona Ryder in the role of Jo, Susan Sarandon as Marmee, Kirsten Dunst as young Amy, Claire Danes as Beth and Christian Bale as Laurie.

In 2017, PBS aired a three-part “Little Women” miniseries starring Maya Hawke as Jo, Emily Watson as Marmee and Angela Lansbury as Aunt March.

Clearly, the 2019 remake of “Little Women” has big shoes to fill, but we have every confidence in Gerwig’s vision. We can’t wait to see this latest adaptation in theaters at the end of this year!

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