She’s transformed into Meg March in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel.
And Emma Watson appears to bond with her on-screen sisters Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh as they engage in a group prayer in an official image from upcoming period drama Little Women, set for release in December 25 2019.
The screen star, 29 — who rose to fame as Hermione Granger in the famous Harry Potter series — plays the role the March family’s eldest sister and leads the siblings into independence after leaving their family home. In another snap, actress Emma is pictured gazing out of a window with her sisters Amy (Florence, 23), Jo (Saoirse, 25) and Beth (Eliza Scanlen, 20).
Ditching their signature appearances, the thespians take a step back into 1860s to emulate their characters by sporting elaborate gowns. Meryl Streep transforms into Aunt March, a wealthy widow who masks her naturally soft nature with a stern persona, while Big Little Lies star Laura Dern portrays Marmee March, mother to the close-knit sisters. In another snap, the actresses are seen looking out into the distance while clad in historical dresses and straw hats.
This movie will certainly be a departure for the Harry Potter actress, who was last seen on the big screen in the 2017 film, The Circle. Little Women, originally penned by Louisa May Alcott, tells the story of four sisters, coming of age in America, in the aftermath of the Civil War.
The original novel, penned by novelist Louisa, was published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869 but has remained a popular tale. In 1994, Winona Ryder starred in another remake as Josephine March, a young woman who dreams of becoming a successful author.
And in 2017, the BBC aired a miniseries version of the novel which featured Michael Gambon and Angela Lansbury. Little Women will be directed by screenwriter Greta, 35, who earned much critical acclaim last year for her work on the coming of age film Lady Bird, which also earned Saiorse an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Emma’s role was originally intended for Emma Stone, according to Variety, who reported that she was unable to commit to the role, as she was working on The Favourite at the time. In December of last year, Emma took to her Instagram to offer a first look at the project with a vintage snap of the cast.
Emma added to the snap with a quote from author Louisa which read: ‘I could never love anyone as I love my sisters.’
The original novel, penned by novelist Louisa, was published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869 but has remained
a popular tale