By Travis Martin
Sony Pictures is remaking another film, and is recruiting this well known indie actress/writer to help. IndieWire reports that Greta Gerwig has been hired by producer Amy Pascal to rewrite the script for the remake of “Little Women.“ Pascal will produce the picture under her company, Pascal Pictures, along with producers Denise Di Novi of Di Novi Pictures and Robin Swicord.
Originally published as a novel by Louisa May Alcott in 1868, “Little Women” centered on the March sister, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, as leave their childhood behind and find love during the Civil War. Three film adaptions have been made: the first was in 1933 and starred Katherine Hepburn, the second film in 1949 that featured Elizabeth Taylor, a TV film in 1978, and finally a fourth one directed by Gillian Armstrong and starring Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, and Christian Bale.
Gerwig, while primarily known as an actress in independent films, has writing credits that include “Frances Ha,“ “Mistress America,“ and the upcoming “Lady Bird,“ which she will also direct and will star Saoirse Ronan. Writing the script as well is Sarah Polley. Currently, “Little Women” has no release date, and no cast announced.