New director Greta Gerwig did wonders with her debut of the Film ‘Lady Bird,’ which scooped up five Oscar nominations. Gerwig is now involved in her next major project, which is the latest film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s iconic book, “Little Women.” The story tells the tale of sisters during the Civil War and their love lives.

Major actors are reportedly in talks for the film, including megastar Meryl Streep, Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Saoirse Ronan and Emma Stone. The release of the film will take a while, but with the stars mentioned and Gerwig’s directing skills, it already sounds like a box office hit.

Greta Gerwig wrote the script and will now direct

Gerwig has already penned the script for the latest film adaptation of “Little Women.” She is now climbing into the director’s chair for the movie. As reported by Empire, if Gerwig can close all the deals with the major Hollywood and UK actors, this will be an iconic and great cast. According to iMDB, the story has previously been adapted twice as a silent film and four times as a film with sound in the years, 1933, 1949, 1978 and 1994. There have reportedly been six TV series covering “Little Women” including a BBC and PBS television show.

Cinema Blend reports that a 1994 film adaptation of the book had a star-studded cast, including Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, Susan Sarandon and Christian Bale.

The film brought the famous book to light for a new generation of fans.

Sony and producer Amy Pascal have been trying to produce a film based on “Little Women” for some time without success and will be providing backing for the project.

If all goes well, filming will start shooting this year. Cinema Blend report that directors are hoping to release the movie around the time of the novel’s 150th anniversary in 2018.

The characters of ‘Little Women’

As Streep is too young to play Aunt March, she will likely play the role of Marmee.

Chalamet is likely to play the role of Laurie. Cinema Blend quotes Variety as saying 30-year-old Emma Stone would play the role of Meg which suits her age. Saoirse Ronan, 24 is likely to play Jo while Florence Pugh is pegged for the role of Amy. Beth’s role is apparently yet to be cast. While some of the possible cast is a little old for their roles, Hollywood is well-known for finding ways to age down actors and actresses. It sounds like a great forthcoming adaptation of the novel and with the current possible cast, it is unlikely to fail at the box office.