We’re Getting Not 1, But 2 Little Women Adaptations
Image via Columbia Pictures.
The world is about to be hit with two adaptations of Little
Women in one year, just in time for the book’s 150th
anniversary, and I am not mentally prepared for it.
Apparently, the several Little Women movies that have already
been released into the universe are…
collaborating with Masterpiece and the BBC on a three part
mini-series scripted by Heidi Thomas, directed by Vanessa
Caswill and executive produced by Colin Callender.
“The mini-series is a storytelling form unique to television,
and the opportunity to adapt Louisa May Alcott’s novel over
three hours is a gift from the BBC and MASTERPIECE on PBS,”
said executive producer Callender. “This is a character study
of young women rich in texture and detail, and it’s an honour
to be able to bring it to life in this extended form with the
great Heidi Thomas, one of the finest writers working in
television today. In the hands of the exciting directorial
style of filmmaker Vanessa Caswill we hope to deliver a new
screen version that will speak to contemporary audiences,
meet the expectations of the book’s ardent fans and bring a
whole new generation to this great classic.”
Okay, wow, I am not ready to see this, nor this photo of the
cast of Instagram flower crown-wearing models portraying the
March sisters. There were no half-up dos in the March
household, okay? Save it for a bridal mag:
You can see the whole cast
here, and yes, much like Winona Ryder, the actress playing
Jo is too comely! Remember how everyone in the theater laughed
when her sister says, “Oh, Jo, your only beauty!” after Ryder
reveals that she cut off her hair? I do.
But there’s also a movie coming out,
according to Deadline, directed by newcomer Clare
Niederpruem, who also co-wrote the adaptation with her partner
Kristi Shimek. Filming began in June, and it is also coming out
This is all honestly too much, even as someone who read
Little Women about a thousand times, hoping that the
book would somehow change, and Amy would never marry
aimless-ass Laurie. I will watch the adaptation that corrects
Alcott’s egregious relationship error.