Emma Watson to Join Cast of “Little Women”?

Emma Watson is in negotiations to join the cast of a new adaptation of Little Women. Variety and the Hollywood Reporter announced Watson’s rumored inclusion in the film, which will be written and directed by Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird, Nights and Weekends). The film will be made by Columbia Pictures and produced by Amy Pascal, Denise Di Novi, and Robin Swicord, with Andrea Giannetti overseeing the production for Sony.

The upcoming adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic coming-of-age novel about sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March will feature a star-studded cast that includes Meryl Streep (Out of AfricaThe Devil Wears Prada), Laura Dern (Jurassic Park, Wild), Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn, Lady Bird), Timothée Chalamet (Lady Bird, Interstellar), and Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth, The Commuter). Watson is said to be taking the place of Emma Stone, who was unable to take part in the production due to scheduling conflicts. Roles have yet to be announced, though it is assumed that Watson will play one of the March sisters. The film’s IMDb page currently credits Watson with the role of Meg March, the oldest of the four, but this has yet to be confirmed.

In recent years, Watson has become as well known for her social initiatives as her acting, but she has had award-winning roles in the past year too, as Belle in Beauty and the Beast and Mae Holland in The Circle. We’re looking forward to seeing her take on such an exciting project and can’t wait to find out what role she will have in the film. Will she channel her literary side as Jo? Watson seems to have a knack for playing strong, intelligent, bookish characters, so it seems like a perfect fit, but only time will tell!