Kim Gray’s life hacks for minimalism, living with less and cutting out clutter
Kim Gray’s life hacks for minimalism, living with less and cutting out clutter

IMAGE

‘I was a child who received a Christmas shoebox. This is what it meant to me’
‘I was a child who received a Christmas shoebox. This is what it meant to...

Amanda Cassidy

Sinead Keary: A week in my wardrobe
Sinead Keary: A week in my wardrobe

Sinead Keary

Dreaming of sunshine celebrations and five star food? This is your new winter sun getaway destination
Dreaming of sunshine celebrations and five star food? This is your new winter sun getaway...

Dominique McMullan

H&M’s latest Innovation Stories drop is a game changer for the high-street
H&M’s latest Innovation Stories drop is a game changer for the high-street

Megan Burns

Perfectionism is a ruse – here’s how to stop it
Perfectionism is a ruse – here’s how to stop it

Niamh Ennis

12 of the best Christmas sandwiches across Ireland
12 of the best Christmas sandwiches across Ireland

Sarah Finnan

Champagne for beginners: The best picks according to a sommelier
Champagne for beginners: The best picks according to a sommelier

Sarah Finnan

I made pasta at home and it’s not as complicated as you might think
I made pasta at home and it’s not as complicated as you might think

Melanie Mullan

Zelia Madigan, founder of Conscious Convert on creating an ethical, eco-friendly homeware brand
Zelia Madigan, founder of Conscious Convert on creating an ethical, eco-friendly homeware brand

Megan Burns

Image / Editorial

Saoirse Ronan and Meryl Streep in talks for Little Women remake


By Grace McGettigan
02nd Jul 2018
Saoirse Ronan and Meryl Streep in talks for Little Women remake

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: