Vanity Fair dropped an exclusive sneak peek of Greta Gerwig’s eagerly anticipated big screen remake of “Little Women” on Wednesday.
The film, which features an incredibly star-studded cast including Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern and Meryl Streep, is a remake of the original movie based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic book.
Saoirse Ronan, who also starred in Gerwig’s Oscar-nominated film “Lady Bird”, plays one of the lead characters in the flick; Jo March.
Meanwhile, Timothée Chalamet stars as the boy who ends up proposing to Jo; Laurie.
“Little Women” tells the tale of four sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy – growing up outside Civil War-era Boston.
Gerwig says of the movie: “This feels like an autobiography. When you live through a book, it almost becomes the landscape of your inner life. It becomes part of you, in a profound way.”
The director adds of Ronan and Chalamet’s characters: “Jo is a girl with a boy’s name, Laurie is a boy with a girl’s name.”
Continuing, “In some ways they are each other’s twins. They find each other before they’ve committed to a gender. It wouldn’t be wrong to call Saoirse handsome and Timothée beautiful. Both have a slightly androgynous quality that makes them perfect for these characters.”
“Little Women” hits theatres Dec. 25.