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Director Greta Gerwig is terrified to direct Narnia

After directing the Barbie movie, Netflix was quite impressed and tapped Greta Gerwig to direct at least two films for Netflix on the C.S. Lewis novels, Narnia

On Thursday, during an episode of the Inside Total Film podcast Greta Gerwig, the Barbie director, revealed that she is “properly scared” of her upcoming Narnia project. 

“I haven’t even really started wrapping my arms around it. But I’m properly scared of it, which feels like a good place to start. I think when I’m scared, it’s always a good sign,” the Little Women director continued. “Maybe when I stop being scared, it’ll be like, ‘Okay. Maybe I shouldn’t do that one.’ No, I’m terrified of it. It’s extraordinary. And so we’ll see.”

“I hope to make all different kinds of movies in the course of the time I get to make movies, which – it’s a long time, but it’s also limited,” she added. “I want to do big things and small things and everywhere in between, and having another big canvas is exciting and also daunting.”

Back in 2018, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos announced the acquisition of the film and tv rights to the Narnia book series with lots of excitement and anticipation. With all of this, though, the streaming service has yet to announce any plans to bring the books to life. 

Recently a report from the New Yorker on Mattel’s growing list of Hollywood endeavors put lots of focus on Gerwig and hinted at her entering the fantasy land and becoming a powerhouse for the film industry. Does it start with Narnia?

Barbie is now in theaters.  If you haven’t already, check it out and see why Greta is in such high demand. The Barbie movie has 89% on Rotten Tomatoes!


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