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Before Saoirse Ronan And Timothée Chalamet, A Cubanita Played The Role Of One Of The Sisters In ‘Little Women’

A brand new adaptation of the classic 1868 novel “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott, is on the way. The coming of age story follows the lives of the four March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy – as they grow from childhood to womanhood in the aftermath of the Civil War in America. But before the new rendition, there was another adaptation in the early 90s. And a Latina played a leading role in it. 

Little Women is a classic 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott, who loosely based the book on herself and her own siblings.

The coming of age story follows the lives of the four March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy – as they grow from childhood to womanhood in the aftermath of the Civil War in America. With their father away fighting, the girls face the limitations of poverty and social expectations.

Little Women is one of the most popular books in the history of American literature, and the novel has never been out of print.

Greta Gerwig’s forthcoming movie will be the eighth adaptation of Little Women in film. Notable previous reimaginings include the 1933 film starring Katharine Hepburn as Jo and the 1994 flick with Winona Ryder in the lead role.

Meg March, the oldest sister, was portrayed by a Latina in the 1994 rendition.

Trinidad (Trini) Alvarado, is among the lesser known actors of the 1994 film. But her career is actually very ample. She’s appeared on stage as well as on the big screen, and her first movie was Rich Kids in 1979, when she was just 12 years old. Since playing Meg, the timid sister who values good manners and just wants to find a nice man to settle down with, Trini has appeared as Dr Lucy Linskey in The Frighteners (1996) and Marie Alweather in Paulie (1998). She’s also done some work on TV.

Born in New York City in July of 1967, Trini’s father was a Spanish singer and her mother a Puerto Rican dancer. 

The precocious actor and singer made her stage debut in her parents flamenco troupe at age seven, and by age nine made her professional stage debut in the musical Becca.

She portrayed a Cuban immigrant in a subsequent film.

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Joining another nontraditional family with the release of the following year’s The Perez Family, Alvarado’s portrayed a Cuban refugee seeking asylum in the United States. Her interpretation showed she could hold her own alongside talented co-stars as Anjelica Huston and Alfred Molina. 

The BBC has made no less than four TV adaptations of the book, in 1950, 1958, 1970 and then in 2017, the latter starring Maya Hawke and Emily Watson

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There have also been numerous theatre and musical adaptations of the classic tale. What’s more, there were two silent films released in 1917 and 1918, though there is no known copy of the first one.

The brand new Little Women adaptation is on the way, but this time with a starrier cast than ever before.

Premiering in just a week, the new rendition has an all-star cast. Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet and Emma Watson are just a few of the award-winning actors who’ll be bringing to life the story of the March sisters in the new film from Greta Gerwig.

The new Little Women boasts an A-list cast of Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actors.

Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlen will play the four March sisters: Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth respectively. James Norton plays Meg’s husband, John Brooke. Ronan’s Lady Bird co-star Timothée Chalamet will portray boy next door and close friend of Jo, Theodore “Laurie” Laurence. Another one of Greta Gerwig’s muses, Laura Dern, also joins the cast as the girls’ mother Marmee March, while Meryl Streep stars as rich Aunt Josephine, James Norton as Laurie’s tutor and Meg’s potential love interest John Brooke and Bob Odenkirk as the sisters’ absent father.

Gerwig’s adaptation of the classic story recently got the approval of Gillian Armstrong, the filmmaker behind the much-loved 1994 version. 

She wrote on Twitter: “Plucked up courage and saw the new Little Women. And loved it. Very different. Brave new structure. Fantastic cast. And yes the message sadly needs to be stronger for this generation. Hopefully now men will see and vote #gretaforoscar.”

The upcoming film has already generated Oscar buzz, so here’s hoping Gerwig gets her deserved nomination. Little Women is out in US theaters December 26, if you can’t wait until then, don’t fret: watch the 1994 version and give our girl Trini, some love. 

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All The Fun Streams Available On Netflix Starting In April

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All The Fun Streams Available On Netflix Starting In April

Spring is officially here and sweeping in with a new bundle of shows and films to binge and watch on Netflix. From the much-anticipated adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone series to a new David Attenborough docuseries, there are tons of shows to look forward to watching this April.

That’s right, spring into action gang, this April has a world of great streams!

April 1

  • 2012
  • Cop Out
  • Friends with Benefits
  • Insidious
  • Legally Blonde
  • Leprechaun
  • Magical Andes: Season 2
  • The Pianist
  • The Possession
  • Prank Encounters: Season 2
  • Secrets of Great British Castles: Season 1
  • Tersanjung the Movie
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family
  • White Boy
  • Worn Stories
  • Yes Man

April 2

  • Concrete Cowboy
  • Just Say Yes
  • Madame Claude
  • The Serpent
  • Sky High

April 3

  • Escape from Planet Earth

April 4

  • What Lies Below

April 5

  • Coded Bias
  • Family Reunion: Part 3

April 6

  • The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You

April 7

  • The Big Day: Collection 2
  • Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute
  • Snabba Cash
  • This Is A Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist
  • The Wedding Coach

April 8

  • The Way of the Househusband

April 9

  • Have You Ever Seen Fireflies?
  • Night in Paradise
  • Thunder Force

April 10

  • The Stand-In

April 11

  • Diana: The Interview that Shook the World

April 12

  • New Gods: Nezha Reborn
  • Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn: Seasons 1-4

April 13

  • The Baker and the Beauty: Season 1
  • Mighty Express: Season 3
  • My Love: Six Stories of True Love

April 14

  • Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!
  • The Circle: Season 2
  • Law School
  • The Soul
  • Why Did You Kill Me?

April 15

  • Dark City Beneath the Beat
  • The Master
  • Ride or Die

April 16

  • Arlo the Alligator Boy
  • Ajeeb Daastaans
  • Barbie & Chelsea The Lost Birthday
  • Crimson Peak
  • Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 4: Mexico
  • Into the Beat
  • Rush
  • Synchronic
  • Why Are You Like This
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife

April 18

  • Luis Miguel – The Series: Season 2

April 19

  • Miss Sloane
  • PJ Masks: Season 3

April 20

  • Izzy’s Koala World: Season 2

April 21

  • Zero

April 22

  • Life in Color with David Attenborough
  • Stowaway

April 23

  • Heroes: Silence and Rock & Roll
  • Shadow and Bone
  • Tell Me When

April 27

  • August: Osage County
  • Battle of Los Angeles
  • Fatma
  • Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 4

April 28

  • Sexify
  • Headspace Guide to Sleep

April 29

  • Things Heard & Seen
  • Yasuke

April 30

  • The Innocent
  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines
  • Pet Stars
  • The Unremarkable Juanquini: Season 2

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April 2

  • Honey: Rise Up and Dance

April 4

  • Backfire

April 11

  • Time Trap

April 12

  • Married at First Sight: Season 9
  • Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning: Season 1

April 13

  • Antidote

April 14

  • Eddie Murphy: Delirious
  • The New Romantic
  • Once Upon a Time in London
  • Thor: Tales of Asgard

April 15

  • Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

April 19

  • Carol
  • The Vatican Tapes

April 20

  • The Last Resort

April 21

  • The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass: Seasons 1-3

April 22

  • Liv and Maddie: Seasons 1-4

April 23

  • Mirror Mirror

April 24

  • Django Unchained

April 26

  • The Sapphires

April 27

  • Ghost Rider (2007)

April 27

  • The Car
  • Doom

April 28

  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop

April 30

  • 17 Again
  • Blackfish
  • Can’t Hardly Wait
  • Den of Thieves
  • How to Be a Latin Lover
  • I Am Legend
  • Jumping the Broom
  • Kingdom: Seasons 1-3
  • Knock Knock
  • Palm Trees in the Snow
  • Platoon
  • Runaway Bride
  • Snowpiercer
  • The Green Hornet
  • The Indian in the Cupboard
  • Waiting

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A ‘Father Of The Bride’ Sequel Is Officially Coming— And It’s Going To Be Super Cuban-American!

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A ‘Father Of The Bride’ Sequel Is Officially Coming— And It’s Going To Be Super Cuban-American!

Break out the tres leches! It’s gonna be a wedding of “epic proportions!” Cuban-style!

That’s right, the beloved 1991 film Father of the Bride is getting a remake. This time, the film will star 64-year-old actor Andy Garcia, the patriarch of a Cuban American family, struggling to see his daughter walk down the aisle.

Garcia will star in and executive produce the upcoming Warner Bros. remake of Father of the Bride, a story that will follow a Cuban American family.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brad Pitt‘s production company, Plan B will produce the remake with Gaz Alazraki, director of Club de Cuervos, set to helm.

“I’m very excited to join The Father of the Bride, a beloved film that has brought so much joy to so many over the years and to represent my Cuban culture and heritage in this story,” Garcia explained in a statement published by THR. “I commend Warner Brothers for their foresight and celebrate this opportunity they have created.” 

Garcia’s remake is the latest in the franchise, which first came out in 1950 and starred actor Spencer Tracey and Elizabeth Taylor.

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The first film inspired a sequel, also starring Tracey and Taylor, called Father’s Little Dividend. The film was remade forty-years later with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton in the 1991 version. Garcia’s upcoming take will focus on a similar storyline. According to THR, “the latest remake will center on the father of a soon-to-be bride coming to terms with daughters’ nuptials. But the latest take will be told through the relationships in a big, sprawling Cuban-American family.”

The 1991 cast of the film reunited in September for a Netflix special. 

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The feature filmed memorable moments from the Nancy Meyers film and its 1995 sequel Father of the Bride II and showed “the Banks family’s” home in 2020. The reunion was produced to honor the World Central Kitchen amid the pandemic.

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