'Little Women' Is A Dynamic Sister Act : Pop Culture Happy Hour Greta Gerwig was nominated for an Oscar for directing 2017's Lady Bird. She's following it up with an adaptation of Little Women that features two of her Lady Bird stars, Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet. Ronan plays Jo, the free-spirited March sister. She's joined by Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern and Meryl Streep. Gerwig also wrote the script, which makes some changes to the story and the structure of Louisa May Alcott's book.
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'Little Women' Is A Dynamic Sister Act

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'Little Women' Is A Dynamic Sister Act

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Laurie (Timothée Chalamet) and Amy (Florence Pugh) in Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Little Women. Wilson Webb/Columbia Pictures hide caption

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Laurie (Timothée Chalamet) and Amy (Florence Pugh) in Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Little Women.

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Greta Gerwig was nominated for an Oscar for directing 2017's Lady Bird. She's following it up with an adaptation of Little Women that features two of her Lady Bird stars, Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet. Ronan plays Jo, the free-spirited March sister. She's joined by Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern and Meryl Streep. Gerwig also wrote the script, which makes some changes to the story and the structure of Louisa May Alcott's book.

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The audio was produced by Emmanuel Johnson and edited by Jessica Reedy.

Correction Dec. 29, 2019

Florence Pugh plays the role of Amy. A previous version of the photo caption incorrectly said Meg.