Ronan would play plucky protagonist Jo, while Stone would be elder sister Meg. “Little Women” has been adapted numerous times, including a recent miniseries on Masterpiece Theatre starring Maya Hawke and Emily Watson. The “Lady Bird” team is looking to fly together again. “Little Women” tells the story of the four March sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy — as they come of age during the Civil War. Streep would play Marmee, the benevolent and wise matriarch. Gerwig was previously set to write the script for the project, but now has taken on directing duties as well. Greta Gerwig has chosen her next directorial project, an adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic tale “Little Women.” Her “Lady Bird” stars Saoirse Ronan and Timothee Chalamet are in talks to join the cast, as are Meryl Streep, Emma Stone and Florence Pugh. She earned accolades for “Lady Bird,” including Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Director. Chalamet would play Laurie, the boy next door and a love interest for Jo.