Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women is shaping up to have a deeply impressive cast indeed, with news now breaking that Academy award-winner Chris Cooper (Adaptation, ironically) has also joined the feature.
Cooper joins an all-star cast that includes fellow Oscar-winner Meryl Streep, as well as Saiorse Ronan (The Lovely Bones), Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name), Laura Dern (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Emma Watson (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth), Eliza Scanlan (Sharp Objects), James Norton (Belle), and Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk.
The novel Little Women follows the four March sisters (Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy) as they grow from childhood to adulthood, and is semi-autobiographical (Alcott had three sisters, herself).
Director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has also written the screenplay for the feature, which is expected to begin shooting next year. The film is slated for a January 17th, 2020 release. Chris Cooper can next be seen in the presently-untitled Tom Hanks / Mr. Rogers movie.