The first photos for Greta Gerwig’s 2019 adaptation of “Little Women” reveal a sumptuous production of Louisa May Alcott’s classic.

Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep, Timothée Chalamet, Emma Watson, and Laura Dern all appear in the images of the coming-of-age story set in the aftermath of the Civil War.

Click through the photos right on Willow and Thatch using the right arrow, to see all five images.





Here’s what Vanity Fair says about the photos below:

Image 1: The March sisters picnicking on the beach. From left to right: Emma Watson as Meg, Florence Pugh as Amy, Saoirse Ronan as Jo, and Eliza Scanlen as Beth. Little Women tells the story of their modest, imaginative girlhood. Author Louisa May Alcott based the story on her own upbringing.

Image 2: Saoirse Ronan as Jo March, a heroine that has inspired Ursula Le Guin, Simone de Beauvoir, and Hillary Clinton, and Timothée Chalamet as Laurie, her best friend and closest confidant. “Jo is a girl with a boy’s name, Laurie is a boy with a girl’s name,” writer-director Greta Gerwig said. “In some ways they are each other’s twins.”

Image 3: Emma Watson as Meg, the oldest, who works as a governess to make ends meet. Meg is the only sister who remembers when the Marches were a rich family, and throughout the book, she longs for the pretty things her friends have.

Image 4: Laura Dern as Marmee, the March sisters’ beloved matriarch. Because her husband (Bob Odenkirk) is fighting in the Civil War, Marmee is raising the four girls on her own.

Image 5: Greta Gerwig, the writer and director, on set with Meryl Streep, who plays the sisters’ rich Aunt Josephine. The girls need her financial support, but have to put up with her disapproval of their unconventional, hardscrabble upbringing. Jo, her namesake, earns money by being Aunt March’s chaperone—a job she hates.

You’ll want to head over to Vanity Fair to see more exclusive photos, and read the article by Sonia Saraiya about the new period drama. It discusses how “Little Women” was shot on location in Massachusetts, how Greta Gerwig and costume designer Jacqueline Durran used paintings to inform their work, and how the production aimed to include as much of the real Alcott family as possible.

“Little Women” premieres in the US December 25, 2019.


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