It's been reported that Emma Watson is set to replace Emma Stone in the latest big screen adaption of Little Women.

According to Variety, the British actress will join Greta Gerwig's remake after Stone was unable to take part due to a schedule clash.

It is unknown which sister the 28-year-old Watson will play, though production is apparently due to begin next month.

Other big names linked to the Gerwig-directed film include Meryl Streep and Laura Dern.

Little Women is based on the 1868 novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott and features the March sisters in post-civil war America. It has been the subject of several film adaptions, including a 1994 version starring Winona Ryder.

In 2017, the BBC aired a TV mini-series starring Michael Gambon and Angela Lansbury.