Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the next Disney princess to get her own live-action remake?
EW has confirmed that Disney is turning yet another one of its classic animated fairytales into a live-action musical. This time, the studio is planning an all-new adaptation of Snow White, with Erin Cressida Wilson (who recently adapted The Girl on the Train) in negotiations to write the script.
The new Snow White will expand upon the story and music from the 1937 animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which was Disney’s first-ever animated feature film. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are on board to write the new musical’s songs. Most recently, Pasek and Paul wrote the lyrics for the upcoming Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone musical La La Land, and they’re also working on Hugh Jackman’s new musical Greatest Showman. Their musical Dear Evan Hansen is also about to open on Broadway.
Marc Platt is on board as a producer, and he’s also working with Disney on their upcoming sequel Mary Poppins Returns. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.
Snow White joins the growing pantheon of Disney live-action adaptations, and after releasing hits like Maleficent, Cinderella, and this year’s The Jungle Book, the studio has announced plans to adapt more of its animated classics into live-action movies, including Beauty and the Beast (starring Emma Watson), Cruella (starring Emma Stone), and Tink (starring Reese Witherspoon). Other planned adaptations include Mulan, The Lion King, and Aladdin.
Check out EW’s roundup of all the upcoming Disney live-action adaptations here.