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Little Women FIRST TRAILER: Emma Watson and Saoirse Ronan transform into the March sisters

The first official trailer for Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel, Little Women, has been released. 

Set in 1860s New England, the heartwarming first look follows the journey of four fearless sisters – Meg (Emma Watson, 29), Amy (Florence Pugh, 23), Jo (Saoirse Ronan, 25) and Beth (Eliza Scanlen, 20) –  as they each battle societal expectations. 

Meryl Streep also transforms into the sisters’ Aunt March, a wealthy widow who masks her naturally soft nature with a stern persona, while Big Little Lies star Laura Dern portrays Marmee March, mother to the close-knit sisters. 

It's here! The first official trailer for Greta Gerwig's adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel, Little Women, has been released

It’s here! The first official trailer for Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel, Little Women, has been released

Snippets of the sisters’ dreams are shown throughout the trailer, with Jo’s wilful and stubborn personality boding well with her play writing desires. 

She also appears to capture the attention of an eligible young suitor Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence (Timothée Chalamet).

Meanwhile, Meg is seen challenging the idea of needing to marry for money, and focuses on finding her one true love in life. 

Amy, while is the most conformist out of the sisters, does shows elements of rebellion herself, while Beth, the most shy out of them all, does her best to keep the sisterly drama at bay. 

Family: Set in 1860s New England, the first look follows the journey of four sisters - Meg ( Emma Watson), Amy (Florence Pugh), Jo (Saoirse Ronan) and Beth (Eliza Scanlen) - as they battle societal expectations

Family: Set in 1860s New England, the first look follows the journey of four sisters – Meg ( Emma Watson), Amy (Florence Pugh), Jo (Saoirse Ronan) and Beth (Eliza Scanlen) – as they battle societal expectations

Plot: Snippets of the sisters' dreams are shown throughout the trailer, with Jo's wilful and stubborn personality boding well with her play writing desires

Plot: Snippets of the sisters’ dreams are shown throughout the trailer, with Jo’s wilful and stubborn personality boding well with her play writing desires

Speaking of the trailer, director Greta told Entertainment Weekly: ‘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 original novel, penned by novelist Louisa, was published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869 but has remained a popular tale.

In 1994, Winona Ryder starred in another remake as Josephine March, a young women who dreams of becoming a successful author.

And in 2017, the BBC aired a miniseries version of the novel which featured Michael Gambon and Angela Lansbury.

Cast: She also appears to capture the attention of an eligible young suitor Theodore 'Laurie' Laurence (Timothée Chalamet)

Cast: She also appears to capture the attention of an eligible young suitor Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence (Timothée Chalamet)

In character: Meryl Streep also transforms into the sisters' Aunt March, a wealthy widow who masks her naturally soft nature with a stern persona

In character: Meryl Streep also transforms into the sisters’ Aunt March, a wealthy widow who masks her naturally soft nature with a stern persona

Little Women will be directed by screenwriter Greta, 35, who earned much critical acclaim last year for her work on the coming of age film Lady Bird, which also earned Saiorse an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

Emma’s role was originally intended for Emma Stone, according to Variety, who reported that she was unable to commit to the role, as she was working on The Favourite at the time.

In December of last year, Emma, who was last seen in 2017’s The Circle, took to her Instagram to offer a first look at the project with a vintage snap of the cast.

Emma added to the snap with a quote from author Louisa which read: ‘I could never love anyone as I love my sisters.’

'I love my sisters': In December of last year, Emma, who was last seen in 2017's The Circle, took to her Instagram to offer a first look at the project with a vintage snap of the cast

‘I love my sisters’: In December of last year, Emma, who was last seen in 2017’s The Circle, took to her Instagram to offer a first look at the project with a vintage snap of the cast

Daily Mail UK

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