First Trailer for “Little Women” Drops Today
There has been much anticipation from fans since the announcement of the newest adaptation of Little Women in late 2018. Since then, the public has been given very few sneak peeks into the project until today.
Based on the book of the same name by Louisa May Alcott, the story follows four sisters in post-Civil War Massachusetts. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March grow and bond through coming-of-age woes, financial shortcomings, and the tragedies of loss. Despite it all, the girls strive for things greater than the reality of their humble beginnings. They share their dreams and aspirations with each other at the start of the teaser. Along the way, the sisters find themselves separated by distances and tragedies but are still a source of strength for each other no matter where they may find themselves. Even through hardships, viewers are still able to see the sisters’ dreams come into realities as they are helped by their everloving mother and companion Laurie, of course. Director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) explains how she decided to share the sisters’ experience with audiences:
I wanted it to be both — this is the collective experience, and also, these are the individual journeys. I think that’s what I love [about] the story, and I think that’s what generations of readers have loved about the story.
Based on the trailer, Greta has left viewers enthusiastic about the coming-of-age film. Unfortunately, fans don’t get to see that vision just yet. They will have to wait until the movie’s release, scheduled for Christmas this year.
Cast members for the film include Emma Watson (Meg March), Saoirse Ronan (Jo March), Florence Pugh (Amy March), and Eliza Scanlen (Beth March). Working alongside the four sisters are Laura Dern (Mrs. March), Meryl Streep (Aunt March), and Timothée Chalamet (Laurie Lawrence). Little Women shows significant promise to be a worthy rendition of the classic novel.