Heigh-ho! Disney is developing a live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the Hollywood Reporter announced on Monday, October 31.
Girl on the Train screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson is in talks to pen the film, which will expand on the original story and include new songs written by songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the team behind the upcoming Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen. (Their songs were also included on season 2 of Smash.)
According to THR, Marc Platt, who is currently attached to Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns (starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda), is on hand to produce.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs first premiered in 1937. The animated film, which is based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, is one of the studio’s most successful films ever.
Most recently, the tale has inspired the spinoffs Mirror Mirror (2012) and Snow White and the Huntsman (also 2012).
The news comes after Disney announced its next fairy-tale spinoff, Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson. The studio is also working on a live-action version of Mulan, scheduled for 2018.
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