Disney’s Live-Action Snow White Movie Reportedly Taps Greta Gerwig To Write

Christy Mathew

Greta Gerwig will reportedly write the adaptation of the iconic animated picture Snow White for Disney’s latest live-action version. In the last few years, Gerwig has gained a lot of attention. Lady Bird, which she wrote and directed in 2017, and Little Women; which she wrote and directed in 2019, are two of her major breakthrough works.

Lady Bird and Little Women were critical successes, with Little Women receiving Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Gerwig was recently hired to create a live-action Barbie film; and she was later confirmed to be directing the picture, which will feature Margot Robbie from Birds of Prey. With Rachel Zegler in the main role and Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen; Snow White has already found her starring ladies. 

Gadot is most recognised for her appearance in Wonder Woman as Diana Prince. Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) will helm the film; which will be produced by Marc Platt; (Dear Even Hanson, La La Land, Cruella); and Russell Allen; (Dear Even Hanson,

Gerwig has been hired as a writer for the film, according to The DisInsider. According to the source, Gerwig has been working on the script for some time; and has already assembled a draught for the project. Snow White is expected to begin filming early next year; with musical rehearsals beginning in January and filming beginning in March.

Disney has made no secret of their desire to turn their legendary animated flicks into live-action pictures. Since their first live-action remake, The Jungle Book, in 1994, Disney has released over a dozen live-action films and has a dozen more in the works.

The films themselves have been hit or miss; because while it is simple for these films to appeal to nostalgia; they occasionally rely too heavily on nostalgia rather than presenting a compelling storey.