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A “live-action” remake of “Snow White” in the works, without the seven dwarfs

The comedian Peter Dinklage, who suffers from dwarfism, had denounced the “backward” portrayal of dwarfs in the upcoming live-action remake of the famous cartoon. Disney reacted.

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After Cinderella, The jungle Book Where The beauty and the Beast, Disney is working on a live action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfsedited by Marc Webb (500 days together). A new production which, according to comedian Peter Dinklage, features the dwarfs in a “backward” way. The actor’s reviews of Game Of Thrones motivated the studio to review its copy.

Comedian Peter Dinklage at the premiere of "Cyrano" in London on December 7, 2021   (Loredana Sangiuliano / ANADOLU AGENCY / Anadolu Agency via AFP)

During an interview granted to the WTF podcast by Marc Maron, the interpreter of Tyrion Lannister in Game Of Thrones had castigated a “fucking backward story where seven dwarves live together in a cave”. Peter Dinklage, himself a dwarf, continued in irritation : “What the fuck are you doing? Haven’t I done anything to further the cause? Guess my voice doesn’t carry enough.” The reaction of the Disney studio was not long in coming.

“To avoid reinforcing the stereotypes of the original animated film, we’re taking a different approach to these seven characters and consulting with members of the dwarfism community. We look forward to sharing more as the film enters production after a long period of development. Here is the press release from the Disney production Transmitted to The Wrap (In English). “We look forward to sharing more as the film enters production, after a long period of development.”

Clearly, more small characters in Snow Whitebut “magical creatures”. According to the American media, Disney is even currently looking for voice actors for “give them personality”. However, no information has filtered out on their precise role in the film and theVoice casting is still ongoing.

This new Snow Whitewhich will be directed by Marc Webb, is in production, featuring Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen and new songs from the cast of La La Land, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and has no official release date yet.

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