Meg March and a Dowager Countess: First Look at “Little Women”, Plus New “Downton Abbey” Posters

Excitement is starting to build for Little Women, the newest adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s coming-of-age novel, starring Emma Watson.

As previously reported, fans have caught glimpses of Watson on the set of Little Women, but not much else has been revealed since filming began in October 2018. Now, thanks to an exclusive from Vanity Fair, fans of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved work can take a look at the upcoming film adaptation.

 

Emma Watson as Meg March (the oldest of the March sisters) in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming adaptation of “Little Women”

 

Watson takes on the role of Meg March, the oldest of the March sisters, and will be starring alongside Saoirse Ronan (Jo March), Florence Pugh (Amy March), and Eliza Scanlen (Beth March).

 

Left to right: Emma Watson as Meg March, Florence Pugh as Amy March, Saoirse Ronan as Jo March, and Eliza Scanlen as Beth March

 

Little Women is set during the American Civil War and follows the March sisters and their mother (played by Laura Dern) as they struggle with poverty, family relationships, and growing up.

 

Little Women is one of the most popular books in American history and follows the March sisters through the poverty of the American Civil War.

 

Watson’s character, Meg (left), has a love of acting. During the course of the film, the sisters perform a play written by Jo March (played by Ronan).

 

Speaking about Watson’s character, the film’s director, Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), has spoken about Meg’s discontent with her family’s poverty:

Meg, like so many people, just has an irrepressible desire to fit in with the fancy girls [whom] she’s so different from.

 

“Little Women” is the second solo project for director Greta Gerwig (right) and is the first time Watson has worked with the Academy Award-nominated director.

 

Little Women also stars Meryl Streep (Mary Poppins Returns, Big Little Lies) as Aunt March and Timothée Chalamet (Lady Bird, Call Me By Your Name) as Laurie, the Marches’ neighbor. The film is expected to hit movie theaters in the United States on December 25, 2019.

While we wait patiently for the release of Little Women, we have begun to count down the weeks until Downtown Abbey is in our lives once again!

Earlier this week, fans were treated to a reveal of a number of posters for the film of the popular British television series. While we still know little about what will take place during the film, we can’t wait to see Dame Maggie Smith return as the Dowager Countess. Downton Abbey will hit movie theaters on September 20.

 

 

Will you be donning your fanciest outfit and heading back to Downton Abbey? Or are you more excited to see Emma Watson return to the big screen as Meg March?

Lucy O'Shea

I was given a copy of Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and instantly, I was hooked. Since then, my passion for Potter has been equaled only by my passion for fair access to education (and watching motorsport). A spell I wish could exist in the Muggle world is the summoning charm because this Hufflepuff is not a "particularly good finder"!