According to TheWrap‘s Drew Taylor, Disney’s live-action adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, simply Snow White, will see the absence of the Seven Dwarfs.
Instead, the film will replace the Dwarfs with what is being described as “Magical Creatures.” They are currently looking for voice actors to give these creatures personality. It is unknown if the Magical Creatures will don the same names as the Dwarfs, but they are expected to have just as much of an impact on this new retelling. I can confirm that TheWrap’s update is 100% accurate.
The update comes just one day after Peter Dinklage’s harsh comments on the upcoming remake, calling it “You’re progressive in one way, but then you’re still making that f—ing backwards story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together, what the f— are you doing, man?”
In a statement to The Hollywood Report, Disney confirmed that they are taking this new project in a different direction, “To avoid reinforcing stereotypes from the original animated film, we are taking a different approach with these seven characters and have been consulting with members of the dwarfism community. We look forward to sharing more as the film heads into production after a lengthy development period.”
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.