A few weeks ago, Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot joined the cast of Disney’s upcoming Snow White adaptation as The Evil Queen. Now, it appears the film is continuing to pick up steam on its way to production. As first reported by our friends over at The DisInsider, Oscar nominee Greta Gerwig is on-board to pen the film’s screenplay.
Per the initial report, Gerwig wrote the most recent draft of the feature’s script. Additionally, production is slated to begin in early 2022. West Side Story star Rachel Zegler will portray the titular character while The Amazing Spider-Man 2′s Marc Webb is directing. Moreover, Dear Evan Hansen producer Marc Platt will serve as the feature’s executive producer.
Originally premiering in 1937, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the first Disney animated feature film. The famous story follows the titular princess living with her stepmother, a vain Queen. Jealous of Snow White’s beauty, The Evil Queen orders the murder of her innocent stepdaughter. However, discovers that Snow White is still alive and hiding in a cottage with seven friendly dwarves.
Gerwig has had two solo directorial ventures, Lady Bird and Little Women, both of which earned nominations for the Academy Award for Best Picture. In addition, Gerwig has collaborated with her partner Noah Baumbach on several films, including Greenberg and Frances Ha. Up next, Gerwig will next collaborate with Baumbach in co-writing and directing a live-action Barbie film, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. Moreover, Gerwig is set to star in Baumbach’s upcoming untitled Netflix film alongside Adam Driver.
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