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First Official Trailer For Greta Gerwig's 'Little Women' Has Been Released

First Official Trailer For Greta Gerwig's 'Little Women' Has Been Released

We can't wait until this hits cinemas on 26th December.

Lisa McLoughlin

Lisa McLoughlin

The first official trailer of Little Women has dropped and it's as star-studded as you would expect.

Saoirse Ronan, 25, stars as Josephine, one of the fearless March sisters in Greta Gerwig's cinematic adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel, which is set for release on 26th December.

Set in 1860s New England, the story centres four sisters - Meg (Emma Watson), Jo (Saoirse), Beth (Eliza Scanlen) and Amy (Florence Pugh), Jo (Saoirse Ronan, 25) as they each battle societal expectations.

The main cast are joined by Oscar-winner Meryl Streep, who plays the sisters' Aunt March, a wealthy widow, while Big Little Lies star Laura Dern stars as the girls' mother, Marmee March.

Throughout the first look, viewers watch as the foursome discuss their dreams, with Jo's determination and stubborn-nature to become a successful write at the forefront of her mind.

And it's that fighting spirit that captures the attention of eligible young suitor Theodore 'Laurie' Laurence, played by Timothée Chalamet.

Emma Watson as Meg alongside James Norton.
Meryl Streep plays Aunt March in the cinematic adaption.

Following her sister's lead, Meg too challenges the idea of needing to marry for money and discusses her dreams to find her one true love. Unlike her older sisters, Amy is happy to go along with what is expected of her, while shy Beth does her best to keep her siblings in check.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the trailer, director Greta said: "We wanted [the trailer] to feel like the movie feels, which is both classical and fresh.

"We wanted it to feel light on its feet. And even though it does take place in the 19th century, we in no way wanted it to feel like it was something that was past. We wanted it to feel like it was present right now."

The film also stars James Norton, Louis Garrel and Chris Cooper.

Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet.

The original novel was published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869 but has remained a popular piece of literature.

The book has had many adaptations throughout the years, notably in 1994, in which Winona Ryder starred as Josephine March, opposite Christian Bale as Laurie.

The film is one of the most popular adaptations to date and was nominated for three Academy Awards.

The cast of the 1994 film.
Columbia Pictures

Little Women hits cinemas in the UK on 26th December.

Featured Image Credit: Sony

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