Laura Dern looks all set to join a stellar cast on the Greta Gerwig directed Little Women adaptation, The Tale star has entered into negotiations for the film.
The undisclosed role could see Dern join the likes of Meryl Streep, Florence Pugh who will play Amy, Saoirse Ronan who will play Jo, Emma Stone who will play Meg and Eliza Scanlen who will play Beth.
On the male side of the cast, both Timothee Chalamet and James Norton are also said to be in talks to join the adaptation.
Gerwig has adapted the screenplay, Amy Pascal will produce alongside Denise Di Novi and Robin Swicord. Andrea Giannetti will oversee the production for Columbia.
Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888), which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. Alcott wrote the books over several months at the request of her publisher. Following the lives of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—the novel details their passage from childhood to womanhood and is loosely based on the author and her three sisters.
The book was adapted in 1994 and had a cast of Winona Ryder, Christian Bale, Susan Sarandon and Kirsten Dunst.
Dern will star opposite Kristen Stewart in the Toronto International Film Festival closer, JT Leroy. She will also star in Trial By Fire with Jack O’Connell, Hard Powder with Liam Neeson and the currently untitled Noah Baumbach project. She is also set to return to season 2 of Big Little Lies with Meryl Streep.