Are You Ready for a New “Little Women”?

This is a group of readers.  I think we all know this.  And, as much as we love our gents around here (I’m looking at you FRQ and Hotspur, you fine gentlemen!) this blog has quite a few ladies that enjoy their lady books.  So what’s the most lady-ish book out there?  Why Little Women, of course!  Now you’ve probably seen a movie version of the book sometime in your life:

This version with Katherine Hepburn (my fave):

Or even this version, with Winona Ryder (which is perfectly fine):

Well, hold on to your stained glove while you wear the good one, because I have some news!  Hollywood knows what you want, ladies, and that’s a gritty Little Women reboot!

Deadline describes it as: “Written by [Alexis] Jolly, Little Women is described as a hyper-stylized, gritty adaptation of the 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott, in which disparate half-sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy band together in order to survive the dystopic streets of Philadelphia and unravel a conspiracy that stretches far beyond anything they have ever imagined – all while trying not to kill each other in the process.”  Just like Louisa May Alcott envisioned!

So…who’s your dream cast for this totally new and totally amazing and totally necessary movie?

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14 Responses to Are You Ready for a New “Little Women”?

  1. Sota says:

    Joey Tribbiani’s “Scary Little Women” is the only reboot we really need around here.

  2. flanny says:


  3. Hollywood is so weird.
    Network guy 1: “So we need a show for women, but not old women. More like, you know, little women.”
    Network guy 2: “I’ve got it!”

  4. Sota says:

    Can we put in all our other dystopian little women that we already have everywhere and just have them duel as the sisters cagematch style? Katniss and Shailene Woodley and all the rest of those chicks?

  5. summerestherson says:

    Ughghhghghhghhhhhh NO.
    There’s already a perfectly beautiful Little Women musical that made me cry buckets. And if you want a modern reboot, Pemberley Digital just wrapped up their “March Family Letters” vlog-style adaptation (which I admit that I have not read.) What else do we need?

  6. old man fatima says:

    This is the best Little Women adaptation, and they should just make it into a movie and retire it forever:
    My favourite part is the part they didn’t change (“Your one beauty!”)

  7. gnidrah says:

    Me! I should be cast because I was named after one of them! I do a mean crumplefacecry as well.

  8. hotspur says:

    This could be legit good if they use parkour to fight crime.

  9. mordonez says:

    I have never read or seen Little Women (so thanks for commenting, jerkface–great work) but I just stopped by to say that I’ll be out east in a couple weeks-my vacation mostly to the Maine Coast will also include the Alcott’s Orchard House. I can’t tell if The Wayside (home to, at assorted times, The Alcotts, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Sidney of “Five Little Peppers” semi-fame) is open for visits.

    I should get at the very least one tourism for weirdos out of the Eric Carle picturebook museum or maybe my whale watching cruise.

    Any can’t miss stuff in the not-Boston exactly but Concord/Amherst and then Ogunquit/Portland areas, he asked selfishly?

    • flanny says:

      Walden Pond? You can see a recreation of Thoreau’s cabin in the parking lot and then an empty spot where the cabin really was by the lake. And Concord is just generally very cute. Get lunch at the Cheese Shop.

      • mordonez says:

        Will do, We had Walden Pond on the list for early morning because there isn’t anything that has to be “open” in order to go there, and other stuff doesn’t open until 10. Thanks!

    • taoreader says:

      You could check out Fruitlands! It’s in Harvard, MA and you won’t be too far from there if you’re in Concord. It’s where the Alcott family and others lived in a kind of transcendentalist commune, so you get to learn a lot of that history, and they have a great restaurant. It’s also in a gorgeous area of Massachusetts.

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