17 December 2019 18:37
The first public screenings of Little Women were filled to capacity, but the distributors and awards-season strategists behind Greta Gerwig's new film were worried nonetheless. I don't think it's anything like a malicious rejection," said producer Amy Pascal."I don't think that [men] came to the screenings in droves, let me put it that way," Pascal said. The team behind Little Women was braced for bad news last week when the Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globes announced their nominations—and it got it. The film, which opens nationally on December 25, received only a dramatic-actress nod for Saoirse Ronan from the Globes, along with an original-score nod for composer Alexandre Desplat. In the new film, Ronan stars as firebrand Jo, who longs to become a published writer, while Florence Pugh plays sometimes abrasive artist Amy, Emma Watson is steadfast elder sister Meg, and Eliza Scanlen is frail sister Beth, all living in the household overseen by mother Marmee (Laura Dern) as they await father's return from the Civil War. Gerwig also wrote the screenplay, framing the story of the March sisters within an original subplot in which Jo tries to persuade a stuffy editor named Mr. Dashwood (played by Tracy Letts) into publishing her debut novel, which tells the story of the family.
Rising star Florence Pugh is proving to be among cinemas' hottest new talent as she gears up for one of her biggest roles to date. The 23-year-old will star in the Greta Gerwig adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel Little Women, which will air in UK cinemas later this month. Pugh, who has been cast as youngest sister Amy, has been cast as Amy breakthrough performances in The Falling and Lady Macbeth, before starring in Fighting With My Family and Midsommar earlier this year. With 2019 her breakthrough year, here's everything you need to know about Florence Pugh and why she's catching Hollywood's attention. Who does she play in Greta Gerwig's Little Women?
With just over a week to go until Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Little Women hits cinemas, the director has responded to her Golden Globes snub. The list of nominees was revealed last Monday (December 9), with the film up for Best Score, and Saoirse Ronan up for Best Actress in a Drama Film for her role as Jo. There's a notable hole where Gerwig's name should be in the Best Director category, though, which is dominated by men for the second year in a row. Appearing on the show with cast members Ronan and Florence Pugh, the trio joked about throwing a Golden Globe at a wedding instead of a bouquet, with all female directors waiting to catch it. By no means do we need another cinematic rehash of Louisa May Alcott's timeless novel Little Women, but it's that very truth that makes Greta Gerwig's fresh-yet-faithful adaptation dance with stunning vivacity. The immortalized tale of four sisters has developed a habit of being revitalized for new generations of viewers, but where oft-revamped tales like A Star Is Born are given contemporary makeovers, Little Women has always kept to its American Civil War setting, and Gerwig holds to that convention.
While you could spend the day re-reading your favorite chapters of the Louisa May Alcott novel or giving the 1994 film another watch, Megs, Jos, Beths and (ugh) Amys alike are invited to join forces and celebrate the beloved story like never before—by taking part in a Little Women-inspired scavenger hunt across the city. The hunt, assembled by local tour organization Boston by Foot, will take LW fans from Back Bay to the Theater District, testing your knowledge of the film, the novel, and the Massachusetts author behind it all along the way. The new Little Women film adaptation, directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Watson, Ronan, Florence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlen, has already received ample critical acclaim.