The Little Women Trailer, Starring Emma Watson And Saoirse Ronan, Has Finally Arrived

BY Harper's BAZAAR U.K. / Aug 14 2019 / 18:58 PM

Meryl Streep and Timothee Chalamet co-star in Greta Gerwig's adaptation

The Little Women Trailer, Starring Emma Watson And Saoirse Ronan, Has Finally Arrived

The trailer for Greta Gerwig's long-awaited adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic Little Women has finally arrived, and it's championing women's ambitions over love and marriage.

Saoirse Ronan's feminist writer Jo March declares in the trailer: "Women, they have minds and they have souls as well as just hearts and they've got ambition and they've got talent as well as just beauty... I'm so sick of people saying love is all a woman is fit for. I'm so sick of it."

The coming-of-age story follows the four March sisters as they navigate first love and the journey to womanhood amid the backdrop of post-Civil War America in 1868.

Emma Watson stars as Meg, Ronan as Jo, Sharp Object's Eliza Scanlan as Beth, and Florence Pugh as Amy.

As well as a Lady Bird throwback with Oscar-nominated director Gerwig, Brooklyn's Ronan, and Timothée Chalamet - playing Jo's suitor Laurie - there's also a Big Little Lies crossover with Meryl Streep as their eccentric Aunt March, and Laura Dern as their beloved Marmee.

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Meanwhile, Gerwig has spoken about the palpable chemistry between Ronan and Call Me by Your Name's Chalamet, telling People: "There is some true pairing between them that feels like what’s in the tradition of great cinematic pairings.

"They have an energy between them that is like they become a bonfire when they’re together. They're both so alive and they're both so talented and so smart and so young. When you put them together it's like combustion."

‘Little Women’ will be released in US cinemas on Christmas Day and UK cinemas on Boxing Day.

From Harper's BAZAAR U.K