There Will Finally Be a New Little Women Film
If you enjoy reading Electric Literature, join our mailing list! We’ll send you the best of EL each week, and you’ll be the first to know about upcoming submissions periods and virtual events.
We live an in an era when every famous story seems to get rebooted or remade every other year. Sometimes a franchise will even get rebooted twice at the same time, such as the forthcoming all-male and all-female Ghostbusters films. Yet somehow Louisa May Alcot’s beloved Little Women hasn’t been adapted for over 20 years, the last version being the 1994 film with Winona Ryder and Susan Sarandon (pictured above). There have long been talks of a new remake, and this week news broke that the new version will definitely be made.
The new film will be produced by Amy Pascal — who you may remember from Sony hacking scandal fame — along with Denise Di Novi and Robin Swicord. Buzz is that Sarah Polley has been taped to adapt. Polley’s 2006 film Away from Her was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
No word yet on who will play Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March.