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Peter Dinklage on Disney’s ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ Remake

Peter Dinklage has been a fan favorite to play Grumpy in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Well, I hate to break it to everyone, don’t expect the Game of Thrones actor to be joining the project, when filming kicks off in March.

While appearing on Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast Monday, Dinklage had some less than nice things to say about the upcoming project.

“Literally no offence to anyone, but I was a little taken aback when they were very proud to cast a Latina actress as Snow White. You’re still telling the story of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.’ Take a step back and look at what you’re doing there. It makes no sense to me.”

Dinklage (transcribed via TheWrap)

Dinklage continues with his rant.

 “You’re progressive in one way and you’re still making that fucking backwards story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together, what the fuck are you doing man? Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soapbox? I guess I’m not loud enough.”

As TheWrap’s Drew Taylor pointed out in his report, the dwarfs do not live in caves, they mine the caves for jewels. They live in a little cottage where Snow White herself comes to make a quick living. I’m not sure what Dinklage was referring to here with his rant, but I’d highly expect Disney to stick to their own source material for the remake.

Dinklage isn’t 100% opposed to the idea of the remake, though his comments do show he seemingly has no interest in the project at all.  “I think also, if you tell the story of ‘Snow White’ with the most f—ed up, progressive spin on it? Let’s do it. All in, But, I just don’t know.”

Read: Disney’s Live-Action ‘Snow White’ Enlists Greta Gerwig As Writer

Rachel Zegler, hot off West Side Story stars as the iconic Disney Princess, alongside Andrew Burnap as the Jonathan, a new character created for the film, and Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen. Musical rehearsals have begun, while the film is expected to shoot in March.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be directed by Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer, Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man films), while Marc Platt (La La Land) will produce. La La Land‘s Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will also be working on providing the music for the film, reportedly helping to expand on the story and score from the original classic.

Source: TheWrap, WTF Podcast