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Meet the star-studded cast for a potential Greta Gerwig-led Little Women adaptation

This upcoming Little Women adaptation couldn't have bigger stars.

Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Saoirse Ronan, and Timothée Chalamet are all in talks to join the film, which will likely be directed by Greta Gerwig, Variety first reported. If all goes according to plan, this will be Ronan and Chalamet's second Gerwig picture; both had breakout roles in last year's Lady Bird. This would be Gerwig's first directing gig since.

This is just the latest of several adaptations of Louisa May Alcott's novel, which tells the Civil War-era story of four sisters and their mother. Who will play which role is still up in the air, but sources tell Variety that actresses will soon audition to play Beth opposite Stone.

All four stars have just finished filming highly anticipated projects, per The Hollywood Reporter. Streep appears in Big Little Lies' second season, Stone stars in The Favourite, Ronan joins Margot Robbie in Mary Queen of Scots, and Chalamet stars with Steve Carell in Beautiful Boy.