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First Official Look at Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’

If you’ve been counting down the days to Christmas not for Santa but for the latest Little Women adaptation, Vanity Fair has brought it to you early! Who said you can’t have a piece of Christmas joy in June, anyway? With exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes shoots, you can get your first look at Greta Gerwig’s Little Women.

 

Since Ladybird took everyone by storm with stars Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet, everyone has been asking what Gerwig would do to follow up that masterpiece. Well, she is once again taking Ronan and Chalamet on her journey into Louisa May Alcott’s 19th Century novel, Little Women as Jo and Laurie. Joining them are Emma Watson (Meg), Meryl Streep (Aunt Josephine), Laura Dern (Marmee), Eliza Scanlan (Beth), and Florence Pugh (Amy).

 

Cast of 'Little Women' Watson, Ronan, Scanlan, Pugh, Chalamet

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If you’re rolling your eyes and asking yourself if we need another 19th century take on the world, don’t fret. Gerwig, though keeping the adaption true to Alcott’s work, will be adding in modern twists. According to IndieWire, Gerwig is committed to shooting scenes in Massachusetts, not far from where the Alcott family lived, including scenes at the schoolhouse where her father taught.

 

Saoirse and Timothée as Jo and Laurie

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One major aspect that Gerwig is diving into is the relationship between Jo, a girl with a traditional boy’s name, and Laurie, a boy with a traditional girl’s name. According to Gerwig, “In some ways the two are each other’s twin.” To heighten that relationship, she worked closely with the costume’s department. Throughout the film the two will swap pieces of clothing or accessories. Gerwig explains:

They find each other before they’ve committed to a gender. It wouldn’t be wrong to call Saoirse handsome and Timothée beautiful. Both have a slightly androgynous quality that makes them perfect for these characters.

Seeing how Gerwig plans to approach this relationship, it makes me excited to think of all the other themes she will be modernizing in the film. If you’ve seen Ladybird, you know Gerwig has an eye for detail, an amazing one at that. Christmas can’t come soon enough.

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5 Book to Movie Adaptions We Can’t Wait For

The year is almost halfway through, but thankfully there are so many exciting adaptations happening the second half of 2019! Here are the one’s we are most excited for:

 

1. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

 

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Judi Dench and Josh Gad are set to star in the adaptation of Artemis Fowl. Set over the course of eight books, the first features our hero Artemis after he kidnaps an elf-fairy and holds her for a hefty, hefty ransom to help build back his family’s fortune. His dad, who is also a criminal, has been missing for quite some time as well. This sci-fi, fantasy tale was first published in 2001, and it was a hit amongst middle grade and young adult readers. It is astounding that it took this long to get the movie, but we can’t wait for this one to come out August 9th!

 

2. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

 

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Kristen Wiig and Cate Blanchett are set to star in this adaptation when it hits the big screen on August 9th! The story is that of an anxiety-plagued mother, who hates everyone and everything until one day she caves from the pressure and suddenly packs up and leaves. Everyone, including her fifteen-year-old daughter, are left trying to figure out where she went and why she left. The book was originally published in 2013, and it was nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award for Humor.

 

3. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

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When this book came out in 2013, it was impossible to not see someone reading it on the train or overhear someone else talking about it. The book was an instant success, taking home the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2014. Ansel Elgort and Luke Wilson are both set to star in the feature film this coming October. The story takes place over a decade, focusing on the coming of age of a young man whose mother dies from a terrorist attack in an art museum. This paves the way to a series of unfortunate events in his life, including moving in with his alcoholic father and stealing prized artwork. What I’m saying is if you haven’t read this one yet, make sure you get to it before this hits the big screen! It is a doozy.

 

 

4. The Rhythm Section by Mark Burnell

 

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This is the closest we will get, for now anyway, to a female James Bond! After her entire family dies in a plane crash, a woman discovers that this was no accident, but a premeditated terrorist attack. She decides to leave her life of prostitution behind and become part of the Intelligence Agency. She becomes the assassin she needs to be in order to avenge her family’s death and take out every last person involved with the attack. Blake Lively is to star alongside Jude Law in this juicy thriller, set to hit the big screen November 22nd!

 

5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

 

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You may be in the camp that says we don’t need another Little Women adaptation, but what if I told you Emma Watson was set to star alongside Saoirse Ronan and Meryl Streep? The star-studded cast is sure to make for a great film on its own. Add in the truly beautiful story Alcott penned in 1868 and it becomes irresistible. Taking place during the Civil War, it tells the story of four sisters, Mary, Jo, Beth, and Amy, as they make their way through childhood and into the next stages of their lives, dealing with the good, the bad, and the ugly. It is one of the most heartwarming tales, and I can’t wait to see what these beautiful women do with the story!

 

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Emma Watson Dresses up as Wonder Woman and Promotes New Book Club Pick!

Our beloved Hermione is always gorgeous! Recently Emma Watson shared her post about Halloween Vibes on Instagram. She is Wonder Woman from the DC world!

 

 

 

According to her caption, we know that she’s not only pre-celebrating this year’s Halloween (with her friend Yoda) but also celebrating the release of her bookclub OurShareShelf’s September and October recommended book-Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca! As she continues, the book is a classic Gothic thriller in which more than one female character are playing precursors of feminism! 

 

 

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Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . .

The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady’s maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives–presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.

 

 

Reading both Watson’s intro and Amazon’s synopsis, I’m exited to read this spooky and feminist novel! I’m sure in the follow days Watson’s bookclub must have some relative book discussions about Rebecca. Why not take her treat, grab a volume, and get booked together, Bookstrs!

 

 

 

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Who Will Star Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women,’ Emma Watson or Emma Stone?

Both are amazing actresses, but there’s only one will star in the latest cinematic version of Louisa May Alcott’s class Little Women, directed by Greta Gerwig.

 

 

According to Bollywoodlife, Emma Watson is in talks with director Greta Gerwig and the team to join in the production of Little Women, replacing  Emma Stone who, according to Variety, is unable to commit to Little Women due to her promotional tour for The Favourite.

 

 

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The new production of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women has become a hot issue since the news was released. There are three main reasons it is generating so much talk:

 

  1. Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women is an American classic and a work of feminist consciousness. The story revolves around four sisters living in New England during the Civil War and how they embody love, independence, and caring at this troubled time. It has been adapted into films and TV series many times.
  2. Greta Gerwig, the director of the film, made Lady Bird (2017) which received several nominations in 90th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress.
  3. The cast is amazing! It includes Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Saoirse Ronan, Timothee Chalamet, Florence Pugh, as well as either Stone or Watson.

 

 

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Who will star in the movie, do you think?

 

 

Well, no matter who ends up taking the role (I’m a big fan of the two!), I’m excited about the debut. The resource mentioned that the Little Women production is expected to start next month and the roles are still being worked out, according to Bollywoodlife.

 

 

 

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Emma Watson Honors Rupi Kaur’s ‘Milk and Honey’ with a Recommendation on Our Shared Self!

Check this out! Emma Watson shared her July-August book recommendation-Rupi Kaur’s poetry book Milk and Honey-on Our Shared Shelf and acknowledged Kaur’s effort of performing audacious feminist thoughts via instagram-framed poetry.

 

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Rupi Kaur is an Indian-born Canadian poet, writer, illustrator, performer, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and a rising star in the interdisciplinary field of art, literature, and performance after publishing two collections of poetry: Milk and Honey (2014) and The Sun and Her Flowers (2017).

 

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Milk and Honey is a book about survival with four chapters regarding the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, healing, self-care, and femininity. The poems, along with their accompanying illustrations, are easily readable and enjoyable while the messages behind them are far more than you could digest at the first glance. Here’s how Emma Watson beautifully introduced the poetry:

 

Unlike poems I have often spent weeks unraveling, Rupi’s poems are not designed to obscure meaning or entertain too much ambiguity - they hit you like punches to the stomach. They are immediate, visceral and not easily digested. I am loathe to say Rupi has made poetry “accessible” because while this is the truth (Rupi’s poems and illustrations fit well into those famously square shaped Instagram frames), there is nothing easy or accessible about what Rupi chooses to talk about. In fact, the topics she chooses, are audacious. 

 

Emma Watson also shared her favorite section in the book-”Healing”-with her comment that Kaur bravely and generously demonstrates the leadership as a woman in her own life, which gave her a “new language.”

 

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If you’re interested in reading more about Rupi Kaur’s art/poetry/performance, pick up a copy. There’s a discussion board on Emma Watson’s Our Shared Shelf where you (and I, absolutely) should share thoughts and comments!

 

See more Rupi Kaur on her Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and website.
 

 

 

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