Months after her historic Oscar nomination (becoming just the fifth woman nominated for Best Director) Greta Gerwig has her sights set on another Oscar-worthy title. And some of her Lady Bird cast is in talks to return for the project.
According to Variety, Gerwig is in talks to direct a new film adaptation of Little Women. Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Saiorse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, and Florence Pugh may star. The roles are unknown at this time, but the studio is expected to test some actresses opposite Stone for the character of Beth over the next week.
This film has been in the works at Columbia Pictures for some time, with Amy Pascal set to produce alongside Denise Di Novi and Robin Swicord; Andrea Giannetti will oversee production. Gerwig was originally brought in to rewrite a draft, but the success of Lady Bird apparently pushed the studio to woo her.
This is not the first adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel about the March sisters and post-Civil War America. It was most notably made into the 1994 film starring Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Kirsten Dunst, and Claire Danes. It was also recently a BBC miniseries.