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One Emma's loss is another Emma's gain.

Emma Watson is in talks to join Greta Gerwig's adaptation of "Little Women." She's rumored to be playing the role intended for Emma Stone, that of eldest sister Meg March. (Previously played by Trini Alvarado in the 1994 version and Janet Leigh in the 1949 film.)

The production has already locked in Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Saoirse Ronan, Timothee Chalamet, and Florence Pugh for the umpteenth version of the beloved Louisa May Alcott novel. (Making this both a "Lady Bird" reunion and a "Big Little Lies" reunion.)

The reason Emma Stone dropped out? She'll be too busy promoting her award-seasons film "The Favourite," according to Variety.

The new film from "The Lobster" director  Yorgos Lanthimos is a tale of court intrigue set in 18th century England starring Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman. It debuts at the Venice Film Festival on August 30 and hits select theaters on November 23.

Gerwig's "Little Women" is scheduled to be released December 25, 2019.

[Via Variety]