The new “Little Women” film adaptation is finally underway at Sony Pictures. The Tracking Board reports that Greta Gerwig is set to rewrite the script for the remake of the classic Louisa May Alcott novel. The previous screenwriter attached was Sarah Polley.
Originally published in 1868, “Little Women” tells the story of the four March sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, and their passage from childhood to womanhood.
The remake will be produced by Amy Pascal under her production company, Pascal Pictures, Denise Di Novi of Di Novi Pictures and Robin Swicord. This will be the seventh adaptation of the story, with the 1994 Gillian Armstrong-directed picture, starring Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Claire Danes and Kirsten Dunst, as the most recent.
Gerwig is an actress and filmmaker, most recently seen in the indie “Wiener-Dog.” She is also known for her roles in “Maggie’s Plan” and “The Mindy Project.” Gerwig’s next project is her film “Lady Bird,” which she wrote and will direct. Starring Saoirse Ronan, the story follows the adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.