Laura Dern has had her fair share of major roles in Hollywood, but she seems to be relishing her most recent couple of projects more than most. Dern has been working on the television series Big Little Lies (2017, ongoing) as well as the upcoming movie Little Women (2019); in both productions, Dern has been able to work alongside the legendary Meryl Streep.
Speaking to ET, Dern couldn’t help gushing over being able to work with Streep. The Inland Empire star said: “It’s literally the dream of my life, and the fact that I spent from March to Christmas with her is just amazing.”
Meryl Streep has established herself as one of the finest actors of her time, and Laura Dern has also earned great acclaim for many of her performances. She received huge praise for her immense commitment to the part of Nikki and Susan in Inland Empire (2006) and has also featured in huge films like Jurassic Park (1993), Little Fockers (2010), The Master (2012), The Fault in Our Stars (2014), and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2018).
In 2019’s Little Women, the eighth adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1868 novel of the same name, Dern will play the role of Marmee March, the mother of the protagonist March sisters. As reported by Glamour, the upcoming movie will have an all-star cast. Alongside veterans Meryl Streep, who will play Aunt March, and Laura Dern, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Emma Watson, and Saoirse Ronan will be the March sisters, Amy, Beth, Meg, and Jo.
Timothee Chalamet will take on the role of Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence, with John Brooke being portrayed by James Norton. Louis Garrel and Abby Quinn will also feature, putting in appearances as Friedrich Bhaer and Annie, respectively, while Bob Odenkirk and Chris Cooper will feature in currently undisclosed roles.
Taking the helm of Little Women (2019) is Greta Gerwig, with this being her second film in the director’s chair and as the writer. Gerwig wrote and directed Lady Bird (2017), which went on to win a slew of award nominations, taking home Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress from the Georgia Film Critics Association as well as the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globe Awards. Little Women (2019) will see Gerwig team up with the star of Lady Bird, Saoirse Ronan, once again.
Little Women is set for release on the 25th of December 2019.