Sony recently announced that Olivia Milch will be writing a new adaption of Little Women, the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. Little Women happens to be my favorite book, I must have read it ten times by now, and I’m also a huge fan of the 1994 film with Winona Ryder, Christian Bale and Susan Sarandon. Naturally, I had to create my dream cast for the upcoming retelling. Below are my picks for the new Little Women film.
Elizabeth Olsen as Meg March
Meg is the oldest of the four March sisters. She is mature and responsible but can also be vain and materialistic at times, perhaps because she is old enough to remember the time before their family lost their money. Meg is known to be a graceful, beautiful, and well-mannered young lady and despite her affinity for living a comfortable life, decides to marry for love instead of money. Elizabeth Olsen would be perfect for this role because she always comes off as graceful and mature. She’s a talented actress who has the right balance of maturity and youth to play Meg.
Jennifer Lawrence as Josephine March
Jo March is the second oldest March sister. She is an outgoing girl who shuns societal norms and wishes to support herself and her family by being a writer. Jo strikes out on her own and in her quest to get published meets the handsome Mr. Behr. She befriends Laurie when he moves in next door and their relationship serves as one of the main plot-lines of the story. Jennifer Lawrence has already shown us that she is just as talented and rambunctious and Jo March.
Ashley Bell as Beth March
Beth is the second youngest March sister. She is shy and quite, preferring to be home-schooled and do chores then go to parties and balls. She suffers from sickness throughout much of the book and is really the heart of the story. Ashley Bell is known for her role in The Last Exorcism and I think her quiet seriousness and sweet understated beauty would make her a good fit for Beth.
Joey King as Young Amy March
Because Little Women begins with Amy as a pre-teen, it makes sense that the 1994 film decided to recast the role halfway through once the character grows up. Amy as a child is an artistic but silly girl who wants desperately to fit in with her friends and can be selfish and spoiled at times. Joey King’s performances in The Conjuring was impressive enough to convince me that she could play the spirited young Amy.
Margot Robbie as Older Amy March
The second half of the book has Amy March in her late teens. She travels with her Great Aunt to Europe to study art and meets up with their old friend Laurie. Amy is still preocupied by her artisitc endeavors and the finer things in life but by now she has matured into a more compassionate and calmer individual. Margot Robbie is old enough to make a clear distinction between pre-teen Amy but young enough to keep the youthfullness you need for her role. Like her character on PanAm, she would bring a reserved beauty to Amy March.
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My favorite book <3