Snow White, Disney

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Snow White's sister is going to be a movie star and inject some needed girl power into the classic Disney tale.

Wait, sister?

That's right, Snow White has a sibling and she appears to not be the type to hide away from danger, whistle while she works to clean up after a bunch of dwarves or accept food from strangers. Disney is working on a live-action film called Rose Red, which tells the story of Snow White's estranged sister, The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

The movie sees Rose Red going on a "dangerous quest" with the seven dwarves to try and break the Sleeping Death curse cast upon Snow White, after the princess ate the Evil Queen's poisoned apple, the report said. Disney had no immediate comment. 

Snow White, Disney

Disney

Snow White, Disney

Disney

Rose Red appears in the Brothers Grimm's 17th century fairy tale Snow-White and Rose-Red, with her and her sister both depicted as demure in nature, but is absent from the German authors' unrelated 1812 story Snow White, on which Disney's animated film is based and which features a different heroine. 

The news comes following the success of the 2013 animated Disney movie Frozen, which also focuses on royal sisters, and a slew of live-action movie adaptations of animated classics that the studio has released over the years and plans to release, such as CinderellaMaleficentThe Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast.

Such films, as well as movies with strong women, appear to be a growing trend for the company. And Once Upon a Time, Disney-owned ABC's live-action fairy tale-themed series, certainly depicts Snow White differently than the way she is portrayed in the cartoon.

Rose Red producer Tripp Vinson is also currently working on Genie, a prequel to Aladdin, and Prince Charming. Rose Red was pitched by Evan Daugherty, who penned the screenplay for the 2012 movie Snow White and the Huntsman, another live-action retelling of the Snow White story that starred Kristen Stewart as the heroine, Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman and Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen.

The latter two actors reprise their roles in an upcoming prequel, The Huntsman: Winter's War, which also stars Emily Blunt as the queen's sister.

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