Oscar-Studded 'Little Women' Adaptation Lands Greta Gerwig to Direct

Little Women is an enduring literary classic, and that means it'll be adapted 'til the end of time. This newest reported version of Louisa May Alcott's March family novel is coming from Sony's Columbia Pictures and will have Oscar-nominated writer-director Greta Gerwig at the helm.

Greta Gerwig in 2018
New York, NY – April 24, 2018: Greta Gerwig attends 2018 Time 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com

Variety reports that early talks include a veritable universe of stars including Meryl Streep and Emma Stone, as well as previous Lady Bird cast members Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet.

The outlet goes on to say that Gerwig was originally brought on to rewrite an existing draft of the film, but has "amped up production" in an effort to entice the filmmaker to sign on in the directorial position.

Not much more is known about the new version yet, other than Sony's Amy Pascal is on board to produce, as well as Denise Di Novi and Robin Swicord. Overseeing the picture on the studio side is Andrea Giannetti.

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