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It’s no secret that Little Women is one of our favorite classic novels—so much so that we flock to watch any movie or miniseries based on the story as soon as it arrives. While we’ve recently enjoyed several new interpretations of the Louisa May Alcott novel, there’s another Little Women adaptation arriving in 2019, and, based on the cast and creative team, we think it’s poised to be the best yet.

There are more than a few fans with unshakable loyalty to the 1933, 1949, and 1994 Little Women films, but we have a feeling this new movie is going to carve out its own place in the canon. It’s written and directed by Greta Gerwig, the Academy Award-nominated writer and director of Lady Bird (2017), who has also been seen on screen in a number of films, including Frances Ha (2012), Maggie’s Plan (2015), Jackie (2016), and 20th Century Women (2016).

The cast of this new Little Women is starry, to say the least. As for the March sisters, Emma Watson (The Harry Potter Series, Beauty and the Beast) is Meg, Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Brooklyn) is Jo, Eliza Scanlen (Sharp Objects) is Beth, and Florence Pugh (Little Drummer Girl, Lady Macbeth) is Amy. The film will also feature Meryl Streep (Out of Africa, The Post), Laura Dern (Wild, Big Little Lies), Timothée Chalamet (Lady Bird, Beautiful Boy), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, The Post), James Norton (War & Peace, Grantchester), Louis Garrel (Godard Mon Amour, The Dreamers), and Chris Cooper (August: Osage County, Syriana). Watson recently shared a behind-the-scenes photo snapped during production on the film, which you can see below.

Little Women will be released on Christmas Day 2019. Until then, catch up on all the other recent adaptations as well as this book that delves into the history of the Alcott classic.

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Will you nab your tickets for Little Women as soon as they go on sale? Do you plan to see the film on the day it's released?