2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women. As part of the celebration, we will be getting not one, but two new adaptations that will bring the March family to the screen.
A three-part miniseries from Masterpiece PBS and BBC will premiere winter 2018. Heidi Thomas (Call the Midwife) adapted the book, while Vanessa Caswill directed the series.
The phenomenal cast includes Emily Watson as Marmee, Michael Gambon as Mr. Laurence, and Angela Lansbury as Aunt March. Meg will be played by Willa Fitzgerald, Jo by Maya Hawke, Annes Elwy will play Beth and Kathryn Newton will play Amy.
The second adaptation is an independent film directed by Clare Niederpruem, who co-wrote the script with writing partner Kristi Shimek.
Actress Lea Thompson will play Marmee, actor Lucas Grabeel will appear as Laurie, and Professor Bhaer will be played by Ian Bohen. Four up-and-coming actresses will bring the March sisters to life: Melanie Stone as Meg, Sarah Davenport as Jo, Allie Jennings as Beth, and Taylor Murphy as Amy.
Unlike the miniseries, this version of Little Women will be a modern retelling of the classic story.
Are you looking forward to these adaptations?