Rumor: Martin Klebba Joins Live-Action ’Snow White’ in an Unknown Role

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Martin Klebba, who is best known for his role as Marty in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, could have a role in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Snow White.

His name is something I heard from a source a couple of months back. Sadly, I couldn’t get a second confirmation, so as of now, this should be treated as no more than a rumor. I have no idea what role he would be up for, if you were to ask me, I say he makes for a perfect Grumpy. Casting on the project has been ongoing all year, so expect to hear some casting reports regarding other characters soon.

It is unknown when exactly Snow White will start production, but I’ve heard that the studio is looking at a September/October start in Vancouver, Canada. Also, Disney would need the okay from the Canadian government to begin filming as they are keeping a firm grasp on their citizen’s health and safety due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb is set to direct the project. The Girl on the Train screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson penned the script. The film is said to be a musical with Oscar-winning songwriters Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul are set to write brand new music for the film as they did with the studio’s 2019 box office hit Aladdin, which is available on Disney+ now. Marc Platt (Mary Poppins Returns, La La Land) is on board to produce the project.

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Released in 1938, The Grimm fairy tale gets a Technicolor treatment in Disney’s first animated feature. Jealous of Snow White’s beauty, the wicked queen orders the murder of her innocent stepdaughter, but later discovers that Snow White is still alive and hiding in a cottage with seven friendly little miners. Disguising herself as a hag, the queen brings a poisoned apple to Snow White, who falls into a death-like sleep that can be broken only by a kiss from the prince.

The film which was expected to fail at the box office, surprised audiences, was a massive hit at the box office and became known as “Disney’s Folly.” The success of the film changed opened the door for animation on the big screen and helped put the Walt Disney Company on the map to become the biggest studio in animation today.

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