Hello, readers. Today I’m coming to you with a random “casting scoop” post. Most of us receive instant news through whatever our favorite social media outlet is, but in case you want to gush some more, I do want to share this delightful bit of news.Casting News: Little Women #FWarchives Click To Tweet
Yes, ’tis true, the British Broadcasting Corporation (who is always brilliant) is taking on this timeless tale for our screens, to debut, presumably in 2018. I am so freaking excited about this! Much as I adore the 90s adaptation, discovering a new take on a classic story for a new generation is always something that makes me smile.
Since there is news of its cast (most of which is filled), I thought I’d share a little bit about this all-star cast.
CASTING NEWS: LITTLE WOMEN
Cast in the role of Aunt March is Angela Lansbury who boasts a number of prestigious credits, more recently, in her role of Jessica Fletcher from the TV show, Murder, She Wrote. (And yes, I have watched this entire series. Twice.)
British veteran Emily Watson will play the role of Marmee. I’ve not seen her in a great deal of films, but those I have include Belle, A Royal Night Out, Gosford Park and Testament of Youth. From what I know of her, she seems a solid choice for the March family matriarch.
Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke’s daughter (thanks for the trivia, Rachel!), Maya Hawke will play daughter Jo. She hasn’t been in anything that I can find, but in terms of her “look,” it seems as if she’ll be a wonderful Jo March.
Willa Fitzgerald is playing eldest daughter Meg. I’m familiar with Willa’s work from Royal Pains, and can see her being a convincing Meg.
Amy will be portrayed by Kathryn Newton. No stranger to TV, Kathryn has played in Big Little Lies and Supernatural.
Annes Elwy will star as the sweet-natured Beth. A relative newcomer to the (screen) acting gig, Annes is again a great addition in terms of a good “picture” of who Beth is.
Finally, Jonah Hauer-King is cast as Laurie. While I haven’t seen him in anything, Jonah is also in the upcoming Howard’s End miniseries, so we’ll have ample chance to see him in some great period drama!
This cast list does impress (so far). I like that casting directors and producers went with a young cast, and also relative unknowns. For this viewer, it makes the intrigue factor all the greater, because I’m going into the production without expectations (from past performances, etc.). A big hole in the cast is, of course, the role of Professor Bhaer. So, the questions remain…
Who would you like to see in this role? Anyone immediately come to mind? Do you like the cast so far?? Have you seen any of these actors in roles? Comment all of your “Casting News: Little Women” thoughts down below with your thoughts! ♥
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