Greta Gerwig Linked to Direct ‘Narnia’ Film

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By Aquaman

Greta Gerwig, who will be seen in Barbie movie, is attached to helm a feature film adaptation of The Chronicles of Narnia books for Netflix.

Although there hasn’t been an official announcement, there have long been rumors that Gerwig, who collaborated with the streamer on the White Noise film produced by Noah Baumbach, will take on a Narnia film. The New Yorker stated that Gerwig had a deal to helm two films in author C.S. Lewis’ Narnia property in a piece about Mattel’s ongoing Hollywood aspirations.

Netflix And Their Efforts Toward Narnia

Greta Gerwig Linked to Direct 'Narnia' Film

Netflix announced in 2018 that it had purchased the movie and television rights to the Chronicles of Narnia novel series. At the moment, Ted Sarandos said. Families have grown to adore Aslan and the entire Narnia universe, and we are honored to serve as their home for many years to come. However, the streamer hasn’t yet revealed any projects based on the adored book series since that 2018 acquisition.

In order to support its long-stated franchise goals, Netflix has been gathering intellectual property, including buying the Roald Dahl Story Company. While Wes Anderson just finished an adaptation of the author’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, the streamer launched a cinematic musical version of Matilda.

Narnia maintains Gerwig’s trend toward higher-budget movies and her love of adaptations. After making her directorial debut with the critically acclaimed film Lady Bird, which received five Oscar nominations, including those for best director and best screenplay, Gerwig took on Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women for Sony before moving on to the Margot Robbie-starring Barbie.