Watch Saoirse Ronan in first trailer for Little Women
RTE - Tue 13 Aug 20:35 GMT

Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig has reunited with Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet for a new adaptation of classic American novel Little Women and the first trailer for the movie has been released.

  Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig has reunited with Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet for a new adaptation of classic American novel Little Women and the first trailer for the movie has been released.

  Oscar-nominated Ronan plays Jo March, an aspiring writer and one of four sisters coming of age during the American Civil War, in the latest film version of Louisa May Alcott's much-loved book.

  The film also stars Emma Watson as Meg, Florence Pugh as Amy, and Eliza Scanlen as Beth, along with Laura Dern as their mother Marmee, Meryl Streep as no nonsense Aunt March, and Chalamet as boy next door Laurie.

  "We wanted it to feel like the movie feels, which is both classical and fresh," writer/director Gerwig told People and EW.

  "And I think that that’s what the actors brought to the film and that’s what cinematography captured.

  This is the eighth film adaptation of Little Women and Ronan is the latest in a long line of actors to take the lead of Jo March.

  Gerwig’s last film Lady Bird was nominated for best picture and also earned Gerwig a best director and best screenplay nomination, as well as a best actress nomination for Ronan.