Fans of the literary treasure and the 1994 flick starring Winona Ryder rejoice (or not): Little Women is getting a remake! Well, it’s getting remade again, as the Oscar-nominated movie from the mid 1990s was already a remake of the 1949 film which itself was a remake of the 1933 offering, starring Katharine Hepburn. Seems we just can’t get enough of adapting Louisa May Alcott’s book for the big screen.
As for who will star in this coming of age period drama? The filmmakers will no doubt be spoilt for choice, especially given how popular period films have become in recent years. There’s a whole pool of brilliant actors to choose from: Carey Mulligan, Anne Hathaway, Keira Knightley, Rosamund Pike, Amanda Seyfried, Felicity Jones – the list goes on. But as for who will take the highly coveted role of Jo? We’ll have to wait and see.
Are you open to another remake? Or do you feel it would be impossible to top the work of Winona, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, Trini Alvarado, Susan Sarandon and Christian Bale as Laurie? As will be suggested by every movie gossiper, there’s one man on the tip of everyone’s tongue for a role like this: Eddie Redmayne.
This project will fall under Sony’s slate, with Amy Pascal rumoured to produce and Sarah Polley in talks to once more take this wonderful story to the big screen.
Tissues at the ready, folks. Especially you, Joey Tribiani.