Emma Watson is reportedly returning to canvas in a role that causes bookworms to faint everywhere: The Harry Potter star is said to have joined the cast of Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Little Women in her first major film role since 2017 The Beauty and the Beast . (Sony declined to comment
After Variety the actress and activist is in negotiations to play a role originally encircled by Emma Stone, who performs the IMDB as Meg's oldest sister to March Since Watson was seen in The Circle and the live-action adaptation of Disney's The Beauty and the Beast in 201
With a role in Little Women Watson can officially add one of the March sisters to the growing list of literary characters she has played She is less of a bookworm than Belle or Hermione, she is still a character with whom young women have been growing up for generations, who has read her story repeatedly for years. "Watson, in a sense, seems in After all, anyone can be trusted to Brin On the big screen, iconic literary characters come to life. It's the woman who starred as Hermione Granger, the ultimate bookworm.
For those who did not grow up again and again as a child of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel of the 1860s, follows Little Women of the March family, led by matriarch Marmee, and the way she was young Girls grow into young women who are expected to lead their own families. Meg, the eldest sister, is considered the "beauty" of the family; her younger sisters include Jo, the main character of the book, the stubborn and independent aspiring writer; Beth, the shy and sweet sister and Amy, the baby of the family who is a talented artist.
The novel was most famously adapted in 1994 into a movie starring Winona Ryder and Christian Bale as Laurie, the neighbor of the March family, and a possible love interest for Jo. It has recently been turned into a BBC miniseries, in which the icon Angela Lansbury played the impressive Aunt March.
Little Women is the first directing project of Gerwig since the Oscar nomination Lady Bird and is intended to unite the writer / director with the star of this film, Saoirse Ronan. it is rumored that he is orbiting the role of Jo. Other actors who are supposedly in talks for the project are Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Timothy Chalamet, and Lady Macbeth star Florence Pugh.
With Gerwig, Ronan and Chalamet on the project – which thanks to Lady Bird and Call Me By Your Name – and Streep are going to a strong award season The project it would be not out of the frame to consider this Little Women adaptation as a potential contender for 2020. With Oscar nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director Under Their Belt, it's clear that Gerwig is ready for a big moment, and possibly one that will even help the field for other female writers and directors in Hollywood.
With Watson, a staunch supporter of gender equality in the world and in the entertainment industry on board, it could position Small Women as a driving force for female talent during the award season. And who does not want Emma Watson to receive her first Oscar nomination for another truly iconic character from our favorite novels?