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Whistle While You Work! Benj Pasek & Justin Paul to Pen Music for Disney's Live-Action SNOW WHITE Film

Plans for Disney's latest live-action reboot will have you humming a merry tune - by DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, that is. The Hollywood Reporter writes that SNOW WHITE is next in line for the remake treatment.

The project marks the latest in a string of upcoming live-action reboots of Disney classics, including BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, in theaters March 17th, MARY POPPINS RETURNS, out Christmas Day, 2018, MULAN, THE LION KING and ALADDIN.

In recent years, the studio has produced live-action incarnations of MALEFICENT, CINDERELLA and THE JUNGLE BOOK. The latter delivered over $900 million at the worldwide box office.

No word on who will be deemed "fairest of them all" in the title role, but THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson is in talks to write the script, which "will expand on the story and music from the beloved animated classic." Marc Platt, also behind MARY POPPINS RETURNS, will produce.

The original movie, based on the classic Brothers Grimm tale, debuted in 1937 as the studio's first animated feature film; it went on to win an honorary Oscar at the 11th Academy Awards.

Pasek & Paul, the Tony and Emmy-nominated songwriting team who recently wrote the lyrics for the film LA LA LAND, are also working on THE GREATEST SHOWMAN with Hugh Jackman. Among their other credits are Broadway's A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL, DOGFIGHT, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and EDGES, as well as NBC's SMASH.

Watch the trailer for the original, animated SNOW WHITE below!

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