Variety reports that Watson (star of Harry Potter and Beauty and The Beast) is in talks to take over from Stone (star of Superbad, Easy A and did we mention the Oscar for La La Land?) in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming adaptation of Little Women.
The film will offer another re-telling of Louise May-Alcott’s tale of the March sisters, who are growing up in Civil War-era America. Maya Hawke took the lead in the BBC’s 2017 adaptation of the classic story.
It’s not yet clear which March sister Stone was due to play, but it’s understood that Watson will take over the role intended for the actress. Saoirse Ronan and Little Drummer Girl star Florence Pugh are already in negotiations to star in the film, alongside Meryl Streep, Laura Dern and Timothee Chalamet.