Natalie Portman Circling Gritty Snow White Movie?
Back in June the news came out that Brett Ratner was developing a dark and gritty movie version of Snow White. It was a wretched story on two levels: 1) it perpetuates the whole "people liked The Dark Knight because it was dark, not because it was great filmmaking" thing and 2) Brett Ratner is involved. With those two elements in mind, plus the fact that it would be almost impossible to top the Disney classic, the project doesn't really serve any purpose. If the newest rumors are true, however, that may change.
Pajiba's inside source The Hollywood Cog has caught wind of a rumor that Natalie Portman has expressed interest in the title role and that Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the director of Micmacs, is considering the director's chair. Both of them have experienced a terrific year at film festivals, the former getting rave reviews for her performance in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, while Micmacs has shown at South by Southwest and Tribeca amongst others and received great marks at each.
Is it possible that Brett Ratner is becoming a respectable name? He picked up the festival hit Catfish, which I loved, after Sundance and now this is shaping up to look good to. What's that? He's still the man who directed X-Men: The Last Stand and Rush Hour 3? Oh, well screw him then.
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