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There’s a ‘Little Women’ Reboot In the Works


Here’s who we think should play the March family.



News hit this week that Sony is developing a new screen adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, seeing as it’s been nearly two decades since the last one. Which we consider to be the bigger news here. Has it really been almost 20 years since we saw Christian Bale’s Laurie get all twitterpated over Winona’s Jo? Since Susan Sarandon embodied maternal perfection as Marmee March, Kiki Dunst played lil’ Amy, and Claire Danes brought us sappily to tears as Beth on her deathbed? Seems impossible.

According to the A.V. Club, “this one is being penned by Olivia Milch, daughter of Deadwood creator David Milch, so maybe it’ll incorporate a lot more cussing.” We’re not opposed to that, but we’re especially curious who’ll be cast in this classic. Here’s our vote:

Marmee: Connie Britton

Britton’s the best TV mom who ever mommed (Friday Night Lights, Nashville) and we want to see her do it on the silver screen.

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Meg: Elizabeth Olsen

Meg’s the “beauty” of the March family and the littlest Olsen has got that on lockdown. Plus, she’s well versed in the ways of sisterly love and could pull off Meg’s reserved “little woman” demeanor without a hitch.

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Jo: Jennifer Lawrence

Her built-in sass (Silver Linings Playbook) and rebellious streak (The Hunger Games) are perfect for Jo’s attitude. Plus the main character has to be played by someone we unabashedly adore.

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Beth: Chloe Moretz

After her bloody turn in Carrie, we want to see her softer side, playing the shy, goody-two-shoes March sister. Plus we think she’d be really good at dying.

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Amy: Kiernan Shipka

Shipka kills it as the darkly complicated Sally Draper on Mad Men so the littlest March sister should be a cakewalk for her.

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Laurie: Ezra Miller

The kid’s a babe. We want to see the We Need to Talk About Kevin star work it.

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