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Meryl Streep Confirmed For Exciting New 'Little Women' Film

We're all very aware that there's little Meryl Streep can't do. From Mamma Mia and The Devil Wears Prada to The Post and The Iron Lady, this inspirational Oscar-winner is the best cinematic force to be reckoned with. So the overwhelming excitement around Meryl's her next role is no surprise at all.

It's been confirmed that Meryl Streep will be joining the cast of the new Little Women remake. The Los Angeles Times reported that the actress has been cast as Aunt March for the adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel and by the sounds of things, the rest of the cast is shaping up delightfully too.

According to early reports by Variety, Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig might just be on the cusp of the follow up from her directorial debut. Little Women has apparently been in the works with Columbia Pictures for a while now, but an incredible line up including Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Timothy Chamolet and Saorise Ronan are all reportedly in talks to star in the classic adaptation,

It seems actress Florence Pugh is also in talks to star in the film, and sources say that a selection of actresses are due to be tested opposite Emma Stone for the role of Beth in the coming weeks. Beyond that, though, sadly we're get to hear any more concrete news.

Period drama fans will be well aware that this would not be the first cinematic adaptation of the novel about the March sisters. Last Christmas we were treated to a four-part series by the BBC and of course Winona Ryder's 1994 appearance still holds a special place in our hearts.

Greta was reportedly brought on board to re-write a draft of the upcoming film, but after the phenomenal success of Lady Bird earlier this year, the team upped the ante in pre-production to entice Greta into picking it as her next project. We're already sold on the idea, here's hoping Greta, Soarise, Meryl, Emma and Timothy are as excited as we are!

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