Because this Emma is just as good as the other Emma.
The former Harry Potter star is reportedly being eyed for the part originally intended for Emma Stone in the latest big screen adaptation of Little Women. The British actress will join Greta Gerwig’s remake after Stone was unable to take part due to a schedule clash, reports Variety.
Though Emma will be replacing Emma, it’s still unknow which March sister she’ll be playing in the Gerwig-directed film, which, according to reports, is due to start filming next month and is set for a 2019 release.
Watson, 28, is tipped to join a star-studded cast, which already includes big names like Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, and James Norton.
Little Women follows teenage sisters Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg and their mother Marmee during Civil War-era Massachusetts and details the sisters’ passage from childhood to womanhood as they navigate their new town, true love, and their first holiday without their pastor father.
The upcoming adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel will be Greta Gerwig’s big comeback following her critically acclaimed directorial debut Lady Bird, which gained her a nomination for Best Director and Best Original screenplay in last year’s Academy Awards.
Who knows. Maybe now with Emma Watson on board, Little Women will replace Lady Bird as our new favorite coming-of-age drama!