When is Little Women released, what's the trailer and who's in the cast with Timothée Chalamet and Emma Watson?
14 August 2019, 11:47 | Updated: 14 August 2019, 11:51
Director Greta Gerwig is working on a film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, Little Women - and the trailer has now been released!
There have been several film and TV adaptations of Little Women over the years, but now, Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig is about to bring us her take on the classic 1868 novel.
As well as having an award-winning director at the helm, the new movie has a star-studded cast to give the 1994 film a run for its money.
Here's what we know so far - including plot details, the cast, release date and trailer...
What is Little Women about?
Little Women is a beloved tale that has withstood the test of time.
It follows the lives of March sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy, as they negotiate various hardships after the family loses their wealth and is forced to live in a rural town.
Set in Massachusetts during the American Civil War, the March father - who is also a pastor - is miles away from home, leaving his 'little women' and their mother at home to fend fore themselves.
The girls, all of whom are coming of age, also have to deal with societal expectations, sexism and sibling rivalry.
When will Greta Gerwig's adaptation be released?
The new adaptation of Little Women is set to be released in UK cinemas on 17 January, 2020.
What's the trailer?
The official trailer was released on 13 August, and you can watch it above.
As expected, the dramatic clip shows Saoirse Ronan as Jo March, an aspiring writer who wishes to break the mould and rejects societal expectations of women. Viewers also catch a glimpse of Timothée Chalamet as Laurie, as well as Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and many more.
Who's in the Little Women cast?
Saoirse Ronan as Jo March
Emma Watson as Meg March
Eliza Scanlen as Beth March
Florence Pugh as Amy March
Laura Dern as Marmee March
Meryl Streep as Aunt March
Timothée Chalamet as Theodore 'Laurie' Laurence
Who was in the 1994 film?
Winona Ryder played Jo March, Kirsten Dunst played Amy, Trini Alvarado played Meg and Claire Danes played Beth.
Playing Marmee was Thelma and Louise star Susan Sarandon, and Laurie was played by Christian Bale.