Jo March once grumbled while lying on a rug that Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without any presents. Luckily, Sony Pictures dropped a trailer Tuesday afternoon reminding everyone of the holiday present that awaits us all: Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women,” due for a Dec. 25 release. The film, which reunites Gerwig with “Lady Bird” actors Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet, also stars Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson and Eliza Scanlen.
Gerwig’s is a regift of sorts, considering that this will technically be the eighth version of Alcott’s 1868 novel to appear on the big screen. Across all mediums, including everything from television to stage adaptations, it’s something like the 20th adaptation — proving just how timeless sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March’s experiences of growing up and finding love, sometimes reluctantly, truly are.