The upcoming Snow White live action adaptation just got a bit more prestigious.
Academy Award nominee Greta Gerwig is reportedly set to write the film. The news was first reprted by The DisInsider, who report Gerwig has already written the most recent draft of the film. Gerwig previously wrote the 2019 adaptation of Little Women, which she also directed.
Disney’s live-action Snow White will star Rachel Zegler as the title character. Gal Gadot will star opposite her as the Evil Queen. In addition to Gerwig’s attachment, The DisInsider also revealed two character breakdowns for further casting. The film is currently looking for someone to play a younger version of Snow White and someone to play her love interest.
Young Snow White calls for a young Latina actress to play around 9 years old, who can dance and sing.
Snow White’s love interest (not actually called Prince Charming, but simply “Jonathan”) is described as a young man with plenty of swagger. The casting alludes to “Robin Hood” tendencies, which combined with the lack of Princely title may mean this story doesn’t include a royal romance at all.
Snow White will be directed by Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer). La La Land’s composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will provide the film’s music, expanding on the original classic soundtrack.