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Disney developing live-action Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

Story by Jack Foley

DISNEY is reportedly developing a live-action version of its classic animated hit Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Erin Cressida Wilson, who penned the adaptation of The Girl on the Train, is in talks to write the script, which will expand upon the story from the beloved family classic.

In addition, the movie will include some new songs, with songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who most recently wrote the lyrics for La La Land, already attached.

The original Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs was first released in 1937 and marked Disney’s first animated feature film. It became a massive success for the studio, winning an honorary Oscar at the 11th Academy Awards. It is widely considered one of, if not the most, successful animated films of all time.

Indeed, its popularity has endured and even spawned other adaptations over the years, the most recent of which were 2012’s Mirror Mirror, starring Julia Roberts and Lily Collins, and Universal’s darker take, Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart.

Disney’s decision to give Snow White the live-action treatment follows the success of other titles to have undergone the same makeover, including Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent, Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book and Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella.

The studio’s next live-action fairytale release will be Beauty & The Beast, starring Emma Watson, which is set to open March 17.

Disney also is developing a live-action version of Mulan for 2018, and has brought back Jon Favreau to helm a new take on The Lion King.

A live-action Aladdin is also in the works, with Guy Ritchie attached to direct.

Related: View classic photos of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

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