Peter Dinklage Slams Disney’s Planned Live-Action Remake Of ‘Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs’
Peter Dinklage , the Game of Thrones actor currently starring in the feature film Cyrano , slammed plans for a Disney live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs , telling podcaster Marc Maron that the project is “f*cking backwards.”
Disney’s latest adaptation of the classic 1938 animated film is set to star West Side Story actror Rachel Zegler as Snow White, Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen and Andrew Burnap as a newly created male lead character.
“I was a little taken aback when they were very proud to cast a Latina actress as Snow White,” Dinklage said on Maron’s WTF podcast yesterday. “ 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. You’re progressive in one way and you’re still making that f*cking backwards story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together. What the f*ck are you doing man? Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soapbox?”
The planned remake will feature original songs from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and is expected to go into production in the UK this spring.