'Little Women' 2019 Movie Cast: Meet Greta Gerwig's March Sisters

Months before its Christmas release, Little Women fans will get to meet the newest cast in a trailer, which actor Emma Watson teased on Monday.

Little Women, a novel by Louisa May Alcott, was originally published in two volumes beginning in 1868. Since its release, it has been adapted into a television musical, an opera and several different films, two of which were silent.

On Monday, Watson posted a short clip of the film, that showed herself, as the role of Meg March and others in the film playing with kites at the beach. She didn't' accompany the clip with any comment of her own, but written in the backdrop of the video were the words, "trailer tomorrow."

Although the film is based on a book that was written more than 100 years before she was born, director Greta Gerwig told Vanity Fair it felt like an autobiography.

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"When you live through a book, it almost becomes the landscape of your inner life. ... It becomes part of you, in a profound way," Gerwig said.

The 2019 version of the film will once again bring the beloved story of the March sisters, portrayed by Florence Pugh, Watson, Eliza Scanlen and Saoirse Ronan, during the Civil War to screen.

Meg March

Watson will play the role of Meg, the oldest sister, who helps support the family by teaching a nearby family before finding love of her own. Of the four sisters, Meg is the most traditional in terms of expectations for women at the time.

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"Meg, like so many people, just has an irrepressible desire to fit in with the fancy girls that she's so different from," Gerwig told Vanity Fair.

Jo March

Cast as Jo March, the second oldest sister, actor Saoirse Ronan will take on the role of the strongest and most willful sister. Characterized as a tomboy and the most independent sister, Jo embarks on a career as a writer and initially rejects the idea of marriage.

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The Greta Gerwig adaptation of "Little Women" is expected to hit theaters at Christmas but the trailer should be released on Tuesday. Sony Pictures

Beth March

Beth, the shyest of the four March sister, will be portrayed by actor Eliza Scanlen. Her battle with scarlet fever challenges the family and deeply affects her sisters, especially Jo, whom she was closest to.

"It's exciting to finally be working on a new character, and a character that's so different from [Sharper Objects'] Amma. I'm excited," Scanlen told Vanity Fair.

Amy March

The youngest of all four sisters, Amy is considered the artist of the family and a proper young lady. Played by actor Florence Pugh, readers often find Amy to be the least likeable of the sisters because of her self-centered tendencies.

"There's something so amazing about being bratty and saying it how it is and, like, coming out with these horrendous lines that would just sting someone. It's like ... gosh, yeah, that's rude, but realistically, she's saying the truth, and how wonderful would it be to be honest? And I was like, I know that that's not me, but if I could take away something, [it would be] to be a bit more honest," Pugh told Teen Vogue.

Theodore "Laurie" Laurence

Timothée Chalamet will bring the role of Laurie to the big screen and contrary to the initial deduction of Joey Tribiani on Friends', although named Laurie, the character is a man. Laurie lives next door to the March family and captures the heart of more than one March sister.

"I loved that in Lady Bird, he was the one that broke my heart, but I got to break his heart in Little Women," Ronan told Vanity Fair of her Chalamet.

Aunt March

A rich widow, Aunt March, played by actor Meryl Streep, loves her nieces and wants the best for them, even if she can be difficult.

"Meryl Streep gets to play any part she wants to play," Robin Swicord, who co-produced the film, told the Los Angeles Times.

Marmee March

Actor Laura Dern was cast as the mother of the four March sisters and becomes the head of the household while her husband is away. Both a hard worker and devoted mother, Marmee guides her daughters through life, often serving as a moral role model.

The film is set to hit theaters on Christmas Day and the trailer is expected to drop on Tuesday.

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