Greta Gerwig brings a new take on Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women to the big screen – and here’s the trailer.

Following the brilliant Lady Bird, director Greta Gerwig has become the latest director to tackle Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. She’s bringing her take on the novel – co-adapted with Sarah Polley – to cinemas this Christmas.

She’s assembled a hugely impressive cast, too. Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen play the four sisters at the heart of the story, and also on the call sheet are Laura Dern, Timothee Chalamet, Meryl Streep and Bob Odenkirk, amongst others.

The movie is released in UK cinemas on December 26th, and the first trailer for it has just been released. Well, it was released yesterday if we’ve being accurate here, but nonetheless, here is said trailer some 24 hours later than the rest of the internet had it.

The official synopsis, finally, reads as follows…

Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms — is both timeless and timely. Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbour Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

More on the movie closer to its release.