There comes a time in every actress’ life when it’s time to put away childish things and settle down into a nice, stable Louisa May Alcott adaptation. Sure, it might not be as exciting as having sex with a duck or drawing a successful comic strip, but this is 2017. No one reads comic strips anymore. Thus, Lea Thompson has been cast in the role of March family matriarch Marmee in an upcoming film adaptation of Little Women, a project she’s embarking upon with her Switched At Birth co-star Lucas Grabeel, who will play boy next door Laurie.
It remains to be seen how this particular movie will differ from previous adaptations of Little Women, which has been made into a feature film six different times thus far, most recently in 1994 with Susan Sarandon and Winona Ryder. Luckily, though, it doesn‘t seem to have anything to do with the “gritty” dystopian TV adaptation of the book that was proposed—and quickly discarded—by the CW a couple of years back.