Everything you need to know about 'Little Women'

In the United States, Lousia May Alcott's classic adaptation has already been released, and here we tell you everything you need to know about it.

Still from the trailer for the movie 'Little Women'.

Still from the trailer for the movie 'Little Women'. / Photo: youtube.com/Sony Pictures

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In the United States, Little Women has already been released. The movie is the adaptation from the 1868 literary classic by Louisa May Alcott and set in the American civil war. The movie will compete at the box office with the devastating Star Wars: Episode IX, but it sees a promising future. Here everything you need to know.

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About the literary classic

Little Women is a novel published in 1868 and written by the American writer Louisa May Alcott. The novel follows the four sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy during a vacation in which they cross Massachusetts by the hand of their mother. In this period, the four teenagers will become little women, discover the love and differences that a young woman's life has with those of men.

Little Women is a story of "coming of age", in which we see the four protagonists grow and realize what comes with adulthood. The novel also has as background the Civil War of the United States, which took place between 1861 and 1865, and that will somehow affect the passage to adulthood of these four young ladies. The events are based on the author's girls when she lived in Concordia, Massachusetts.

The novel had a sequel called Good Wives, published in 1869, a year after the publication of the first book. This second story happens four years after what happened in Little Women and has often been added to the first book and published as a single work.

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About the movie

The film, which has already premiered in the United States and will be released in Latin America in January, is directed by Greta Gerwig, who had her directorial debut at Lady Bird, a film that earned her an Oscar nomination. The director repeated a bit in the casting of her new film: as in Lady Bird, Saoirse Ronan will be the protagonist in the role of Jo; and Timothée Chalamet will play a supporting role as he also had in Lady Bird.

In the cast will also be Emma Watson in the role of Meg, Florence Pugh in the role of Amy, and Eliza Scanlen in the role of Beth. For her part, Laura Dern will play the role of the mother of the young ladies, Marmee March; and Meryl Streep from Aunt March.

Initially, the role of Meg March was going to be played by Emma Stone, who had to retire from the cast because the filming schedule crossed with the promotion of 'The Favorite', a film for which she was nominated for the Oscar this year. In replacement of her, Emma Watson was hired, who surely also did an excellent job.