The latest adaptation of Little Women is fast approaching, and with it comes some brand new posters for the film.
Columbia Pictures released the seven character posters for the main characters of the movie. Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott and directed by Greta Gerwig, the film stars Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), Emma Watson (Harry Potter), Florence Pugh (Midsommar) and Eliza Scanlen (Sharp Objects) as the March sisters as the March sisters and their paths from childhood to womanhood. The film also stars Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) as love interest Lauire, Laura Dern (Big Little Lies) as matriarch Marmee, and Meryl Streep (The Laundromat) as Aunt March:
Another adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women is set for release this Christmas. Directed by Greta Gerwig, it stars Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlen as the March sisters.
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We’re still a long time away from release, but if early Twitter reactions are any indication, we might have a winner on our hands.
An early screening of the film took place in Los Angeles, and critics took to Twitter to share praise for the film. Many praised Gerwig’s direction and handling of the source:
#LittleWomen: Gerwig makes this material her own in delightful ways you’d expect and some adult-meditation-on-childhood ways I didn’t. So rewarding to see the ease with which she paints on this canvas and that she (or any director these days) was given it.
Greta Gerwig’s @LittleWomen is wonderful. A loving, meticulously-crafted adaptation that exceeded my expectations. Heartfelt, moving and a terrific showcase for its extremely talented cast and beloved source material. pic.twitter.com/NwcMmnx9Pg
Jo’s lines in #LittleWomen resonate w me completely differently now as a 33 yr old single writer. Wanting to remain independent but wanting to be loved. Greta’s take on the story made me connect w Jo in a way I never had. As a girl, I just thought she was crazy to reject Laurie.
Oh hey, the #LittleWomen embargo has lifted. I love it more than rainbows. It’s faithful but not fawning, fierce and funny. Ronan and Chalamet are spot on and Pugh is so good I almost forgive Amy after all these years (I MEAN SHE BURNT THE BOOK! AND STOLE THE TRIP TO EUROPE!).
Great Gerwig’s #LittleWomen made the smart call to have the same actress (Florence Pugh) play Amy throughout. When they break up this role to two actresses, it never quite works for me. You lose the consistency and the relationship with the audience.
Its been a stellar year for book adaptations, but there’s still plenty of them on the way to close out 2019! From TV to film, lots of book adaptations are coming to your screens this winter and there’s a huge helping to binge into. Let’s dive into this list and see what are some of the best and coolest looking page to screen adaptations coming this fall!
1-‘The good liar’
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The Good Lairby Nicholas Searle is about a smarmy con man who decides to his latest con will be a wealthy widow he meets online, determined to swindle her of her veritable fortune. But maybe he actually starts falling for her and finds himself more attached to the widow than he realizes. For her part, the widow is more than she seems. The movie adaptation comes November 15th, starring Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren and is sure to be an intriguing adaptation of the novel for nothing else but its stellar cast.
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Did you know Cats was a based on a book? Yep! Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats is where Andrew Lloyd Webber drew inspiration from for his famous musical and where the movie will draw some inspiration from too (probably). Although this movie looks very odd and strange from the teasers (Taylor Swift as a cat person…nightmare fuel), you know you’re going to be lining up to see it nonetheless. After all, what will it look like on the big screen?
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Most of you probably know Little Womenbut its a classic of American literature. Focusing on the March sisters as they come into womanhood and find their way in the world, this new adaptation promises to be the closest to the material yet. It stars Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, and Laura Dern. To get your fix of more content of this novel, check this out come December 25th!
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Doctor Sleepwas the sequel to one of Stephen King’s most exciting novels, The Shining. Focusing on Dan Torrance, the boy protagonist of the original novel, now a middle aged man and a 12 year old girl who shares his psychic powers gift. Together, they must fight off a tribe of murderous paranormals who want the young girl for what she represents. The film promises to be just as exciting, starring Ewan MacGregor and revisiting a lot of nostalgia for the movie adaptation by Stanley Kubrick. Plus, it looks scary as hell. We can’t wait for this one to launch.
On Christmas of this year Greta Gerwig‘s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Womenwill premiere in theaters everywhere (hopefully it’ll go over a little more smoothly than the March’s first Christmas without their father), and with the trailer that dropped this week book lovers world wide are getting pretty hype.
The film features a star studded cast, and two popular actors that Gerwig has worked with before. Timothée Chalamet and Saoirse Ronan both gained traction last year when they acted in Gerwig’s Lady bird, and the director is excited to have the pair unite once again.
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Ronan plays Jo March, a tomboy writer, and Chalamet plays her love interest Laurie. In an interview by Entertainment Weekly Gerwig said:
“I just adore them. They are just spectacular as live actors, and there is some true pairing between them that feels like it’s in the tradition of great cinematic pairing. I don’t know what they do – I mean it’s magic. I direct them but it’s all there.”
Playing the role of Meg March, Jo’s sister who thirsts for a life in high society, is Emma Watson. Gerwig also told Entertainment Weekly that she was the perfect actress for the role.
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“To me, [Watson] embodies everything that I was interested in, in terms of who the March women were. She’s just smart. She’s on multi-government organizations that speak to the U.N., and she’s so thoughtful and present. She is way out there trying to do everything she can. For me personally, Meg March is a character that is long misunderstood. In terms of what [Watson] did with the character, she has so much open-heartedness andso much love combined with that much intelligence, it’s heartbreaking and potent. Because she’s absolutely herself with understanding the struggle of who that character is.”
Gerwig also stated that Watson “would always bring so much to the conversation,” going above and beyond her role as an actress. Watson did a lot of emotional work to fully become the character of Meg.
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Laura Dern used a similar method, fully diving into her role as Marmee March. Marmee is the girl’s mother, and offers them advice and guidance throughout the novel. Gerwig stated:
“Off-set, every single one of the girls actually did come to Laura with their heartaches and their problems. Everybody had a good cry with Laura. She became this mother, sister, confidant person for everyone on set, which was a very beautiful thing to embody. She was a rock for everyone.”
One of the most exciting choices made was casting Meryl Streep as the waspy Aunt March. According to Gerwig, Streep auditioned for the role out the love she had for the novel as a young girl.
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“She said she wanted to be part of it. She loved the book so much when she was a girl, and she thinks [it’s] so important, and she says, ‘Tell me what you’d like me to do,’ and I was like, ‘Yes, ma’am.’ Anything I say about Meryl is superfluous, all the adjectives I have don’t touch it.”
It’s good to know that even accomplished directors can’t help but fangirl over Meryl Streep. I guess that’s just part of the human condition.
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).
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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.
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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.