Greta Gerwig’s next project, an adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott classic “Little Women” for Sony’s Columbia Pictures is attracting big names.
“Lady Bird” stars Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet along with Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Florence Pugh are in talks to join the project, a person close to the film told TheWrap.
“Little Women” follows teenage sisters Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg and their mother Marmee during Civil War-era Massachusetts and details the sisters’ passage from childhood to womanhood as they navigate their new town, true love, and their first holiday without their pastor father.
The studio is still casting the project, so it’s not clear who will be playing what role yet.
Gerwig, who was nominated for best director and best original screenplay for last year’s “Lady Bird,” was initially brought on board to rewrite the script for the project, which has been in development a while at the studio.
Gerwig is in talks to take on directing duties as well on the project, which was last adapted to the screen in 1994 in an Oscar-nominated Gillian Armstrong film starring Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Susan Sarandon and Christian Bale.
This would be Gerwig’s first project since the success of her successful directorial debut last year.