Remaking a darker and grittier version of the Walt Disney Classic, producer Brett Ratner says he wants the lead to be played by Natalie Portman. Snow White’s pure image is guaranteed to get tarnished in the new ‘Brothers Grimm’ film, especially with this talented actress on board. Check out the full story, with the photo and video below!
On top of her Hollywood career, Nat is a hopeful for a 2010 Oscar nomination for her lead in the erotic thriller “Black Swan.” Now, the actress says she’s officially “interested” in the ‘Brothers Grimm’ role, which looks to remake the classic for an adult audience only.
For Natalie Portman, Snow White could be coming at the perfect time in her blossoming career. Remakes are all the rage right now, and with the success seen by Johnny Depp in the dark “Alice in Wonderland” re-creation, the role should be a sure thing.
Producer Brett Ratner has signed up Jean-Pierre Jeunet, director of “Amelie,” for the movie. The producer says that the edgy remake will blow audiences away.
“This is not your grandfather’s Snow White. Melisa went back to the 500 year old folk tale and put in some of the things that were missing from Walt Disney’s film. His dwarves were miners, and here they are robbers. There is also a dragon that was in the original folk tale. Walt made one of the great movies of all time, but ours is edgy and there is more comedy. The original, made for its time, was soft compared to what we’re going to do.”
Not having signed a contract yet, the risqué “Black Swan” actress is still weighing her options. But it’s not difficult to picture the actress filling the role. Ryan Kavanaugh, co-producer, says the production is already in motion with writer Melisa Wallack already writing the script.
“This is a project we’ve aggressively pursued and believe in. We love Melisa Wallack’s script and her fresh take on the classic story we all grew up on. This film will bring together fans of the original fairy tale and draw new audiences who enjoy adventure films.”
Most people have some old Disney videos that they watched growing up. It’s always fun to see a new take on an old classic! What do you think of a potential Natalie Portman Snow White? Is the actress a good fit for this role? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section! And don’t miss the photos and video below!
Photos: www.wenn.com/Dominic Chan