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Sony To Introduce More Little Women
New version being written by Olivia Milch

21 October 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Variety

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Little Women

It's been filmed with Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Winona Ryder, but its been 20 years since the last Little Women and Sony have deemed it high time for a revisit. Louisa May Alcott's classic novel is being adapted on this occasion by newcomer Olivia Milch (daughter of Deadwood's David).

The book, as you'll be aware (if only from watching Friends), revolves around the March family: a household of four sisters and their mother ("Marmee"), with Father March away being a chaplain in the American War of Independence. The story takes in the girls' governessing, learning the piano, ice skating, having snowball fights, catching scarlet fever and getting married. Jo is the cool one, Meg is the mumsy one, Beth is the quiet one and Amy is the young one. The saga continued in Good Wives, Little Men and Jo's Boys.

The last film version was Sony's too, with Ryder, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, Samantha Mathis, Christian Bale, Eric Stoltz and Susan Sarandon. Two decades on, it feels like a nice idea that Ryder or Dunst or Danes might this time play Marmee, or the girls' Aunt March, but the days are too early for casting.

Denise Di Novi and Robin Swicord are the producers.

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