- 2h 15min
- Directed by: Greta Gerwig
- Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Chris Cooper
- UK release: 26 December 2019
Adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel about a group of sisters growing up after the American Civil War. Gerwig’s affection and respect for the book is obvious but she boldly captures the transition from childhood to womanhood by playing with structure; an outstanding cast and skilful filmmaking make it a beautifully crafted tale of sisterhood, memory and authorship.
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Director and writer Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) brings together an incredible cast including Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep, Timothée Chalamet, Emma Watson, Laura Dern and Florence Pugh for her second feature film.
Little Women follows the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March - charting their journey from childhood to womanhood. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism, and as they mature, they face blossoming ambitions and relationships, as well as tragedy, while maintaining their unbreakable bond as sisters.
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Greta Gerwig was intimidated by Meryl Streep on Little Women8 Jan 2020
Greta Gerwig was intimidated by directing Meryl Streep in 'Little Women'. The filmmaker cast Meryl as Aunt March in the adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's literary classic but, although she was thrilled to have the three-time Oscar winner in her movie…
Florence Pugh suggests audiences need to pay close attention to Little Women2 Jan 2020
Florence Pugh has suggested that audiences should pay close attention to 'Little Women'. The 'Fighting with My Family' star plays Amy March in the film, which is based on the 19th century novel by Louisa May Alcott and she has spilled that director…
Greta Gerwig's Little Women tribute29 Dec 2019
Greta Gerwig believes her new movie gives Louisa May Alcott the 'Little Women' ending she actually wanted. The 36-year-old filmmaker has adapted Alcott's classic novel for the big screen but Gerwig changed the ending to leave the heroine Jo March unwed…
Emma Watson compares Taylor Swift to Little Women's Jo March28 Dec 2019
Emma Watson has compared 'Little Women's Jo March to Taylor Swift. The 29-year-old actress plays Meg March, the older sibling to Saoirse Ronan's Jo in the new movie adaptation of the beloved book, and Emma says that the pivotal moment of Jo asking for…
Saoirse Ronan says Little Women challenges stereotypes22 Dec 2019
Saoirse Ronan loved challenging stereotypes in 'Little Women'. The 25-year-old actress stars as Josephine 'Jo' March in the Greta Gerwig-directed period drama, which tells the story of a group of impoverished sisters living in the aftermath of the…
Greta Gerwig: I'm surprised Little Women got made20 Dec 2019
Greta Gerwig is surprised 'Little Women' got made. The 36-year-old filmmaker has helmed the coming-of-age period drama, which tells the story of four impoverished sisters living in the aftermath of the American Civil War – but she's shocked that her…
Little Women20 Dec 2019
Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel is a Christmas cracker
Greta Gerwig's huge affection and respect for Louisa May Alcott's landmark 1868 novel of domestic struggle is obvious from the very first frame. Her adaptation plays with structure by skipping back and forth in time, astutely capturing the daunting…
Meryl Streep demanded role in Little Women20 Dec 2019
Meryl Streep insisted Greta Gerwig cast her in 'Little Women'. The three-time Oscar winner reached out to Greta as she was casting the film – which is based on Louisa May Alcott's 19th-century novel – and Meryl informed the director that she wouldn't be…
Saoirse Ronan says casting competition used to be 'savage'20 Dec 2019
Saoirse Ronan thinks the movie business used to be "savage" for female stars. The 25-year-old actress thinks the film industry currently finds itself in the midst of a cultural change, citing her latest movie, 'Little Women' – which also stars the likes…
Saoirse Ronan demanded Little Women role30 Nov 2019
Saoirse Ronan "aggressively" pursued the role of Jo March in 'Little Women'. The 25-year-old actress was so determined to land the part in Greta Gerwig's new big screen adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel that she approached her 'Lady Bird…
Laura Dern praises 'brilliantly trusting' Greta Gerwig17 Nov 2019
Laura Dern has praised director Greta Gerwig for being "so brilliantly trusting" with her adaptation of 'Little Women'. The 36-year-old filmmaker is adapting Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel for a new movie due to be released next month, and Laura…
Saoirse Ronan 'loved' slapping Florence Pugh in Little Women3 Nov 2019
Saoirse Ronan "loved" slapping Florence Pugh on the set of 'Little Women'. The 25-year-old actress and Florence, 23 – who play sisters Amy and Jo – are involved in an angry confrontation in the Greta Gerwig-directed drama movie, and Saoirse has admitted…
Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet are a 'bonfire of chemistry'14 Aug 2019
Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet are a "bonfire of chemistry". The 'Lady Bird' co-stars have teamed up again to play Jo March and Theodore 'Laurie' Laurence in Greta Gerwig's big screen adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's 'Little Women' and the…
Emma Watson shares polaroid of Little Women cast14 Dec 2018
Emma Watson has shared a polaroid picture from the set of 'Little Women'. The 'Harry Potter' star gave a glimpse of what fans can expect from the upcoming adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel by sharing the photo of the sisters, Laurie…
Florence Pugh's Little Women casting shock11 Nov 2018
Florence Pugh "can't believe" she's been cast in 'Little Women'. The 'Little Drummer Girl' actress admits it will be a "special treat" to work with Emma Watson, Saiorse Ronan, Meryl Streep and Timothee Chalamet on Greta Gerwig's upcoming adaptation of…
Emma Watson joins Little Women26 Aug 2018
Emma Watson has joined the cast of 'Little Women'. The 'Harry Potter' actress will star alongside the likes of Meryl Streep, Laura Dern and Saoirse Ronan in Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, replacing Emma Stone, who was…
Laura Dern in talks to star in Little Women adaptation15 Aug 2018
Laura Dern is reportedly in talks to star in Greta Gerwig's adaptation of 'Little Women'. The 51-year-old actress - who stars in the hit TV series 'Big Little Lies' - has held discussions about joining the movie's star-studded cast, which features the…
Meryl Streep and Saoirse Ronan to star in Little Women30 Jun 2018
Meryl Streep and Saoirse Ronan are in talks for Greta Gerwig's adaptation of 'Little Women'. The 'Lady Bird' director is set to write and direct a new version of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel and she is lining up an all-star cast. Along with Oscar…
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