A trailer has been released for Little Women, a modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel directed by Clare Niederpruem, adapted by Niederpruem and Kristi Shimek, and featuring cinematography by Anka Malatynska. The film hits theaters nationwide September 28.
The cast includes Lea Thompson (Back to the Future) as Marmee; Sarah Davenport (Jo), Melanie (Meg), Taylor Murphy (Amy), Allie Jennings (Beth), Ian Bohen (Freddy), Lucas Grabeel (Laurie) and Bart Johnson (Papa March).
On the 150th anniversary of the novel's publication, the filmmakers imagine Jo "as an aspiring writer who leaves for New York determined to publish a novel, but her editor challenges her to write about something more interesting--her family. When tragedy brings the sisters back home, sticking together takes on new meaning. As Jo comforts her sick sister, Beth asks for one thing: a story. Jo knows the perfect one... by heart."