When we first learned that Greta Gerwig would be remaking Little Women, we couldn’t wait to watch this updated version of the March sisters’ stories. And we were even more excited when we learned that the movie would be a Ladybird reunion, with Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet taking leading roles in an already star-studded cast. Now, the trailer for the upcoming movie has arrived, and we are joyful about how good it looks.
The first trailer for Little Women dropped today, August 13th. The two-and-a-half minute video is full of feminist quips from Ronan’s Jo March, Meryl Streep as the scolding Aunt March, and a few glimpses of the internet’s boyfriend, Chalamet, as Laurie Lawrence. The trailer even includes Laurie’s iconic confession to Jo: “I have loved you ever since I’ve known you.”
We also got our first looks at Emma Watson as Meg, Florence Pugh as Amy, Eliza Scanlen as Beth, and Laura Dern as Marmee. According to Variety, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Cooper, and James Norton are also included in the cast. Little Women is set to be released on December 25th, which means we’re officially counting down the days until Christmas.
Check out the trailer for yourself below.
Needless to say, fans were feeling emotional.
little women trailer did make me tear up, clown makeup permanently applied— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) August 13, 2019
THE LITTLE WOMEN TRAILER IS HERE 2019 IS SAVED I REPEAT 2019 IS SAVED— alice (@grangershug) August 13, 2019
me watching the little women (2019) trailer pic.twitter.com/8u7tmJV9dr— ana (@littIewmen) August 12, 2019
Jo and Laurie had Twitter swooning.
can't believe the LITTLE WOMEN trailer had the NERVE to include the "i have loved you ever since i have known you, jo" moment. i was not prepared!!!!!!!— lindsey romain (@lindseyromain) August 13, 2019
CASTING 👏 SAOIRSE 👏 RONAN 👏 AS 👏 JO 👏 MARCH 👏 IN 👏 LITTLE 👏 WOMEN 👏 IS 👏 ONE 👏 OF 👏 THE 👏 BEST 👏 CASTING 👏 DECISIONS 👏 EVER 👏— little women trailer out now! (@justmiaslife) August 13, 2019
SO GO AND GIVE HER AN OSCAR NOW PLEASE pic.twitter.com/jcHWXiYWAy
There was some serious Oscar buzz.
The cast of Little Women showing up to the Oscars to collect their Academy Awards pic.twitter.com/PzrOgT3uaI— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) August 13, 2019
Little Women may be set in the 19th century, but the coming-of-age story has continued to resonate with readers (and viewers) over the years. And we have a feeling that Gerwig’s newest adaptation will be no exception. Dern told ET Online that after re-reading Louisa May Alcott’s book, she felt it was “so radical and so incredibly modern.”
We can’t wait to catch the new Little Women remake in theaters.