A Remake of Little Women by Louis May Alcott Is in the Works

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The beloved Louis May Alcott novel Little Women is once again getting the movie treatment! Believe it or not, it has been 20 years since the last adaptation of the film—the very successful 1994 version starring Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Christian Bale, Kirsten Dunst and Susan Sarandon—and a remake is in the works at Sony, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Last Waltz and Away From Her director and writer Sarah Polley is in talks to pen the script and it will be produced by former Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal, Robin Swicord, and Denise Di Novi—who was a producer for the 1994 version.

But that film, which earned Ryder an Academy Award nomination for her role as Joe March, was hardly the first iteration. The book, published in 1868, inspired several films, including a 1933 version with Katharine Hepburn, a 1949 film with Elizabeth Taylor, as well as several TV series, a musical on Broadway, an opera, and a ballet.

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