Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, and Saoirse Ronan might star in Little Women reboot
Get ready to go back to Orchard House one more time. Rumor has it that Greta Gerwig is in talks to helm a Little Women reboot which might star (deep breath here) Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Saoirse Ronan, and Timothee Chalamet. This is quite possibly the best ensemble cast I’ve seen in a long time, and I don’t want to hear any arguments otherwise.
Here’s everything we know so far. Gerwig was originally asked to rewrite a draft of the Little Women back in 2016. Now, Sony wants her to take over the whole project. The studio is even speeding up the pre-production timeline in order to get Gerwig on-board quicker, according to Variety. The cast is already potentially starting to come together with Ronan as Jo, Streep as Marmee, Stone as Meg, and Chalamet as Laurie.
All of that sounds amazing but Saoirse Ronan as Jo is just…perfection.
If this happens — and it’s looking like it definitely will — we’d get to see a Lady Bird reunion happen between Gerwig, Ronan, and Chalamet. And watching Streep nail the part of Marmee is almost more than we deserve. Of course, Stone would be amazing as always. And Beth…well, poor Beth.
To say that the internet is excited about this remake would be an understatement. People are really, really freaking jazzed.
Whatever Gerwig decides to do, she’s already moving the needle so much for women in Hollywood. She was the first female director to be nominated for an Oscar in eight years. She’s also the fifth women to be nominated for Best Director in the Academy’s entire 90-year history. Those numbers are ridiculously disappointing, but thankfully Gerwig is inspiring a whole crop of women to follow in her footsteps.
The director told TIME about one of her fan encounters with a young 20-something woman at an airport.
“She said, ‘Thank you for your movies. I want to make movies.’” Gerwig recalls, and added that she made the woman look straight into her eyes and promise that she would actually follow through. “She was like, ‘I’m trying to,’ and I was like, ‘No, no, no. Go make it!’”