Culture Night is tomorrow, here are some of the events you can still attend
Culture Night is tomorrow, here are some of the events you can still attend

Megan Burns

10 brilliant films and TV shows we can’t WAIT for this Autumn
10 brilliant films and TV shows we can’t WAIT for this Autumn

Jennifer McShane

Alanis Morissette is distancing from new documentary that claims she was raped at 15
Alanis Morissette is distancing from new documentary that claims she was raped at 15

Holly O'Neill

Dulux have revealed their colour of the year for 2022, here’s how to use it in your home
Dulux have revealed their colour of the year for 2022, here’s how to use it...

Megan Burns

With unbroken sea views and an outdoor Jacuzzi, this architectural home in Kinsale is on the market for €2.35 million
With unbroken sea views and an outdoor Jacuzzi, this architectural home in Kinsale is on...

Lauren Heskin

Liane Moriarty has a new mystery book for your book club
Liane Moriarty has a new mystery book for your book club

Holly O'Neill

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make Time 100 Most Influential People list
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make Time 100 Most Influential People list

Holly O'Neill

Meet five Irish embroiderers doing amazing things with needle and thread
Meet five Irish embroiderers doing amazing things with needle and thread

Megan Burns

Saying you are a ‘stay-at-home-mum’ is the ultimate conversation stopper
Saying you are a ‘stay-at-home-mum’ is the ultimate conversation stopper

Amanda Cassidy

The Hygiene Bank’s Sorcha Killian on hygiene poverty and how it’s impacting Irish families every day
The Hygiene Bank’s Sorcha Killian on hygiene poverty and how it’s impacting Irish families every...

Shayna Sappington

Image / Editorial

Saoirse Ronan and Meryl Streep in talks for Little Women remake


by Grace McGettigan
02nd Jul 2018
blank

Columbia Pictures is set to produce the long-awaited remake of Little Women, the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. First published in 1868, the story follows a group of sisters on their path from teenhood to adulthood. The March sisters (Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy) have strikingly different personalities and they must learn to adjust to each other’s changing lives. Set in Massachusetts following the American Civil War, the four “little women” must adapt to poverty, relationships and motherhood.

This isn’t the first time the story has been adapted for the big screen. Two silent films were released in 1918 and 1919; followed by four sound versions throughout the twentieth century. Modern adaptations were also made for TV in Japan, India, the United States and the United Kingdom. However, this new remake is expected to be the best one yet.

“It’s a story about positive female relationships, a feminine thirst for knowledge, and a woman trying to rise above the patriarchal ranks of a male-dominated writing field.”

According to entertainment magazine Variety, the new Little Women movie will have an all-star cast including Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, and Timothee Chalamet. It has not yet been revealed which actor will play which part, but it’s expected Meryl Streep is wanted for the role of Marmee (the March girls’ mother). What’s more, Greta Gerwig (the woman behind Oscar-nominated Ladybird) is set to take the director’s seat.

As for the production team, Variety names Amy Pascal (behind The Post and Spider-Man: Homecoming); Denise Di Novi (behind Crazy, Stupid Love and Edward Scissorhands); and Robin Swicord (behind Matilda and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).

The news is being well-received online, with many fans taking to Twitter to express their delight. “I’m ok with the never-ending parade of Little Women adaptations,” one person said. “It’s a story about positive female relationships, a feminine thirst for knowledge, and a woman trying to rise above the patriarchal ranks of a male-dominated writing field. It’s never not relevant.” See some of the other reactions below:

Also Read

brain
EDITORIAL
8 easy ways to keep your brain healthy that you can do right now

Your brain health is just as important as that of the rest of your body, says psychologist and neuroscientist Dr...

By IMAGE

blank
AGENDA, EDITORIAL
No, the Olympics haven’t given athletes ‘anti-sex’ cardboard beds

Despite some media coverage, the beds are actually focused on sustainability as opposed to intimacy restrictions. Recently, distance runner Paul...

By Jennifer McShane

blank
EDITORIAL
This spatchcock chicken recipe will make your weekend

This is a great way to get a juicy roast chicken, bursting with flavour.     Bord Bia’s Spatchcock Chicken...

By Meg Walker

Full House, onscreen father Danny Tanner
EDITORIAL
We’re remembering our favourite onscreen dads for Father’s Day

With Father’s Day just around the corner (this Sunday 20h June, so yes, you do have time to buy yours...

By Grace McGettigan

blank
CULTURE
Reality Bites: TV shows like Love Island are warping our minds

It may be the most unifying show on television, but shows like Love Island are promoting some pretty damaging messages....

By Amanda Cassidy

blank
EDITORIAL
‘Suddenly alive again’: The heartbreaking joy of finding a deceased loved one on Google Maps street view

“I look at my mum’s old house on Google maps street view, the house where I grew up. It says...

By Amanda Cassidy

blank
IMAGE WRITES
The sexist commentary at Wimbledon still remains a problem

Wimbledon in 2021 and once again female athletes are singled out on the playing field, a great deal of the...

By Jennifer McShane