Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of the classic Louisa May Alcott novel, Little Women, is one of the most-anticipated films of the year. You won’t be able to see it until Christmas Day (a perfect family outing!) but the first trailer for the movie is finally here.
Gerwig has assembled an all-star cast to tell the story of the March sisters, including Saoirse Ronan as Jo, Meryl Streep as Aunt March, Laura Dern as Marmee, Emma Watson as Meg, Florence Pugh as Amy, and Timothée Chalamet as Laurie.
From the minute the project was announced, it’s been an Internet favorite, with fans following every casting decision and photo from the set. The last big Little Women remake—starring Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, and Christian Bale—was also incredibly popular, but that was in 1995, well before the social media age.
We don’t want to keep you waiting any longer, though. Check out the trailer for yourself, below, and then we can discuss.
The acting, no surprise, is top-notch—with Saoirse Ronan emerging as the breakout. “I’m so sick of people saying that love is just all a woman is fit for. I’m so sick of it,” she says at the tail-end of the trailer. Streep also gets in a memorable line, telling Jo that she’ll need to marry well in order to make her way in the world. “But you’re not married, Aunt March,” Jo says, to which Aunt March says, “Well that’s because I’m rich.” Is that an Oscars sweep I see in the distance?
People are living for this trailer. Peep just a few reactions here:
“All praise, Greta Gerwig,” one fan tweeted while another enthusiastically posted, “SAOIRSE RONAN ??? OSCAR NOM IMCOMING.”