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Emma Watson To Replace Emma Stone in Little Women

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Greta Gerwig’s film adaptation of Little Women will now cast Emma Watson. Apparently, Gerwig envisioned starring a famous young actress named Emma in her film. Previously, Emma Stone was joining the star cast. But now that is unavailable due to unspecified scheduling issues, Emma Watson is reported to have joined Little Women.

Emma Watson To Star in ‘Little Women’

The production for Little Women is scheduled to start next month. However, the roles for each actress are still to be confirmed. Emma Stone was originally playing Meg. But with Emma Watson replacing her, the roles have changed slightly. Meryl Streep will play Aunt March. The slots for Meg and Marmee are still open. While Emma Watson will take on one of them, the other one is still undecided. The actors under consideration for the other role include Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Laura Dern, and Timothée Chalamet.

Emma Watson has been fairly selective of her roles ever since her Harry Potter films ended. It seems that Little Women will serve as a followup to her role as the Belle in Disney’s remake of its fairy tale musical Beauty and the Beast. Emma Watson is known to stick to roles in period dramas, indie fare, and filmmaker-driven projects. The most popular ones include Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring and Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. Given the scenario, the role of Little Women is something that Emma Watson would pick out.

The Story of ‘Little Women’

Little Women is based on Louisa May Alcott’s novel from the late 1860’s. It’s the story revolving around the March sisters along with their matriarch Marmee in post-Civil War Massachusetts. Jo, Meg, Beth and and Amy are the four sisters living with their mother while their father serves as chaplain in the Civil War. Unfortunately, the family loses all their wealth and the sisters struggle to keep the household running. As they do so, they get closely connected to their rich neighbor Theodore Laurence. But with time, the story elaborates on how each girl grows to face her own demons and moral challenges. And later proceeds to their own families, guidance from their mother who has strong faith and religion, and the continuous challenges of life.

Considering the work of Gerwig as an actor and director, her decision to take up Little Women seem pretty justified. With concepts involving white privilege, young women coming of age and other themes, Little Women surely reflects on the works that she has previously undertaken.

Let’s wait to see how the movie goes now that Emma Watson has taken over Emma Stone’s role.

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