19 most anticipated films by women in 2019

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Little Women (Dec. 25)

The Plot: An adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel of the same name sees four sisters in Civil War times struggling with life, love, and personal ambitions.

Let’s get this out of the way: Yes, there are numerous other women authors whose work should be adapted to the screen. Yes, Little Women has been done several times, and the 1994 version is easily one of the best interpretations. It’s hard to beat what Gillian Armstrong already did so well. That being said, I am so freaking excited to see what director Greta Gerwig does.

Gerwig blasted it out of the park in 2017 with her film Lady Bird, with the film being nominated for five Academy Awards and Gerwig becoming one of the few women nominated as Best Director. Lady Bird tapped in to a lot of young women’s experiences in high school, and many were clamoring to know what she would do next. Her upcoming take on Little Women is already making film fans froth at the mouth because the cast is just as good as Lady Bird’s.

Maybe that’s because it actually stars several actors from that film, including lead Saorise Ronan, who will play Jo March. She’s joined by Timothée Chalamet playing everyone’s favorite terrible boy bestie, Laurie. Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlan round out the rest of the March sisters, while Laura Dern will play March matriarch, Marmee, and Meryl Streep will play the crotchety Aunt March. Is it Christmas Day yet?