‘Little Women’ to Star Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Saoirse Ronan. Greta Gerwig to Direct

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"Lady Bird" director Greta Gerwig has found a follow-up vehicle to her critically acclaimed and multiple Oscar-nominee "Lady Bird.". According to Variety in an article entitled Greta Gerwig Eyes ‘Little Women’ With Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Saoirse Ronan, Timothee Chalamet Circling, Gerwig wants to adapt Louisa May Alcott's American classic, yet again. The last successful attempt was in 1994, an impressionable, likable film, starring Winona Ryder. 

Did we really need another adaptation? Probably not. But after Gerwig's success with "Lady Bird" she has the creative freedom to do whatever the hell she wants and "Little Women" seems to be what's calling her creative juices back to the drawing board.

Here's the problem. There already was an adaptation done last year. There are already two more versions of "Little Women" coming out this year. It's one of the most cinematically adapted novels. Shouldn't we start looking at other classic books to adapt? There is plenty of "classic," culturally relevant literature out there.

Gerwig was initially brought in to rewrite a draft, but following “Lady Bird’s” success, Sony amped up pre-production in order to woo Gerwig into picking this as her next movie.

A-listers Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Saoirse Ronan, and Timothee Chalamet are in talks to star in Columbia Pictures’ retelling of the American classic with Florence Pugh also in talks to star.

The roles are unknown at this time as some castings are still being worked out. Sources tell Variety the studio is expected to test a handful of actresses opposite Stone for the role of Beth before the July 4 holiday.