AceShowbiz - Disney has responded to Peter Dinklage's harsh criticism on plans for a live-action remake of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". In a new released statement, the studio declared that it will take a "different approach" to avoid stereotypes about dwarfs.
"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," a spokesperson of Disney said. "We look forward to sharing more as the film heads into production after a lengthy development period."
This arrived after Peter called the upcoming reboot "f**king backwards." When speaking to Marc Maron on his "WTF" podcast, he argued, "Literally no offence to anyone, but I was a little taken aback when they were very proud to cast a Latina actress as Snow White. But 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, but then you're still making that f**king backwards story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together, what the f**k are you doing, man?" the Primetime Emmy Award winner fumed. "Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soap box? I guess I'm not loud enough."
"I don't know which studio that is, but they were so proud of it," the "Game of Thrones" alum went on elaborating. "All love and respect to the actress and all the people who thought they were doing the right thing. But I'm just like, what are you doing?"
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" live-action will star "West Side Story" actress Rachel Zegler and Gal Gadot. Rachel will play Snow White, while the "Wonder Woman" leading lady will portray the Evil Queen. Helming the project is "500 Days of Summer" and "The Amazing Spider-Man" director, Marb Webb.