I don’t think I can describe the visceral sear of excitement I felt when I heard that Greta Gerwig was directing a Little Women remake. I do feel sorry for anyone who was in my immediate vicinity. There are noises that no human should bear witness to. My squawk-squeal was one of those. And that was before I found out that Saoirse Ronan (who starred in Greta’s previous film, Lady Bird) would be playing Jo March, one of my favorite characters in all of literature. Of course, she will be joined by other three March sisters: Meg (played by Emma Watson), Beth (Eliza Scanlen), and Amy (Florence Pugh). But mainly, Jo and her writing and her cool hats! Though, this will be the seventh film adaptation of the classic 1868 novel, I have no doubt that this star-studded cast along with their talented director will be able to create something altogether new and interesting. Little Women is currently showing at the Michigan Theatre. Tickets can be bought online or at the box office ($8.50 with a student ID).