Little Women: All the Main Actors and Where You've Seen Them Before

You could say there have been several Little Women adaptations in film and television, and that'd still probably be an understatement. However, there's no hiding our excitement for the new film that's set to come out later this year, in December 2019.

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Directed by Greta Gerwig (director of Lady Bird (2017)), we're more than stoked for this stacked cast and incredibly classic tale. So who will be playing these iconic characters? We thought you should probably know all of the famous faces behind the foursome of sisters, the parents, and the lover boy. So without further ado, here all of the actors and actresses in the new film, and where you've seen them before.

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8 Emma Watson

We'll start off easy, with the beautiful and brilliant Emma Watson. You may recognize this stunning face, and it's likely from the Harry Potter series where she plays Hermione Granger. However, this fierce woman was also Belle in the new live-action of Beauty and the Beast, and played the main gal, Sam, in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Emma definitely isn't new to the big screen, and she certainly has more credits to share, but these are our personal favorites that you should check out in preparation for this film. We're excited for her to bring her expertise to the character of one of the four sisters, Meg March.

7 Florence Pugh

This young woman is relatively new to the big screen, and her first break-out role actually also came this year, when she starred in Midsommar as Dani. This was her first main role, and critics have had nothing but praise for her stunning performance.

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She's been in a few things here and there, but this promising actress will definitely continue to make waves after her role as another one of the sisters, Amy March, in this new film.

6 Laura Dern

Laura Dern is an expert actress, to be quite frank, and we can't wait to see her embody the character of the mother of these four wild gals, Marmee March. You'll probably remember a younger Laura Dern for her starring role in the Jurassic Park franchise, where she played Ellie.

However, if you're not a dinosaur fan, you can find this bombshell in The Fault in Our Stars as Hazel's mom, or as the brilliant and fiery Renata Klein in HBO's Big Little Lies. Oh yeah, she's also in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Is there anything this woman can't do?

5 Timothée Chalamet

Honestly, Timothée Chalamet is probably one of the fastest-growing actors of this decade. He took the 2018 Oscars by storm for Lady Bird (where he was directed by Greta Gerwig) and Call Me By Your Name, even receiving a nomination for the latter. In 2019, he received a Golden Globe nominee for Beautiful Boy, where he starred alongside Steve Carell. 

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While he's officially making waves in Hollywood, this heartthrob has been hitting the big screen since 2014, and we cannot wait to see what he does with the character of Theodore Laurence, Jo's main squeeze. If you love him as much as we do, you can also find him in the upcoming Netflix film The King.

4 Meryl Streep

We probably don't have to tell you who Meryl Streep is, but we're still excited to see her playing Aunt March. This experienced actress has three Academy Awards to her name, for The Iron Lady (2011), Sophie's Choice (1982), and Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).

Her latest nomination was for The Post (2017), where she starred alongside Tom Hanks. However, her acting career is far from over, and we could spend all day listing her acting credits. So, we'll just say you can also find her in the second season of Big Little Lies (alongside Laura Dern!) where she plays the fierce and manipulative mother-in-law of Nicole Kidman's character. You know all her other films, right? Right.

3 Eliza Scanlen

This young, Aussie actress is definitely new to the big screen, and she only has a few acting credits under her belt. However, you might, in fact, recognize her as Amma Crellin from Sharp Objects, where she appears in all 8 episodes of the mini-series alongside Amy Adams.

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She'll be playing the younger sister, Beth March, in this Little Women remake, and we're sure this young actresses's career will take off from there.

2 Bob Odenkirk

Bob Odenkirk

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This writer, actor, and producer will be playing Mr. March. As a writer, Odenkirk is the mastermind behind many of your favorite talk-shows, including Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and the Jenny McCarthy Show. 

On the other side of the camera, you might recognize this man from Breaking Bad (as Saul Goodman), Fargo (as Bill Oswalt), Better Call Saul (as Jimmy McGill), or even alongside Meryl Streep in The Post (2017). This guy is definitely no newbie, and we expect he has a lot to offer to this incredible role.

1 Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse is another one of our absolutely favorite upcoming and young actresses of this generation. Born to Irish parents, this hilarious and relatable woman slays us on AND off the big screen. She'll be our leading lady (and main sister), Jo March, in this new film. Where have you seen her before? She starred in Brooklyn in 2015, which was arguably her break-out role in Hollywood.

She also found herself at the 2018 Oscars alongside her main squeeze of this film, Timothée Chalamet, when she played the main role in Lady Bird. (Therefore, this actress has also been directed by Greta Gerwig before. Clearly, Gerwig loved these two.) Most recently, however, this brilliant woman starred alongside Margot Robbie in Mary Queen of Scots. Honestly, all of these films are critically acclaimed, and you should DEFINITELY watch every single one of them.

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